This function retrieves the current system date and time. The system time is expressed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

void GetSystemTime( 
LPSYSTEMTIME lpSystemTime); 


  • lpSystemTime
    [out] Pointer to a SYSTEMTIME structure to receive the current system date and time.

Return Values



Runs on Versions Defined in Include Link to
Windows CE OS 1.0 and later Winbase.h    

Note   This API is part of the complete Windows CE OS package as provided by Microsoft. The functionality of a particular platform is determined by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and some devices may not support this API.

See Also

GetLocalTime, SetSystemTime, SYSTEMTIME

 Last updated on Tuesday, July 13, 2004

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