Numeric and Date Functions in VB.NET

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This article tells about different Numeric and Date functions available in VB.NET.
Numeric Functions in VB.NET

All the numeric functions in VB.NET are implemented as methods of the Math Class. To use any of the Math methods provided by VB.NET, you must prefix the methods with "Math.". Some of these functions and there uses are given below,

Abs(int):- This method returns the absolute value of the specified number
Dim MyNo As Double
MyNo=Math.Abs(65.45)'returns 65.45
MyNo=Math.Abs(-65.45)'returns 65.45
Min(int,int):- This function returns the smaller of two numbers specified.
Dim MyNo As Double
MyNo=Math.Min(65.45,45)'returns 45
Max(int,int):- This function returns the larger of two numbers specified.
Dim MyNo As Double
MyNo=Math.Max(65.45,45)'returns 65.45
Round(int):- It returns the rounded value of the specified number.
Dim MyNo As Double
MyNo=Math.Round(65.45)'returns 65
Pow(int,int):- This function returns a specified number raised to the specified power. If it tales two arguments a, b then it will return a^b.
Dim MyNo As Double
MyNo=Math.Pow(2,3)'returns 2^3, i.e, 8
Sqrt(int):- This function returns the square root of the specified number.
Dim MyNo As Double
MyNo=Math.Sqrt(4)'returns 2
MyNo=Math.Sqrt(36)'returns 6
Date Functions In VB.NET

In VB.NET there are also some date function such as,

Now():- This function returns a date value containing the current date and time according to your system setting.
Dim Dt As Date
Dt=Now()'returns "11/05/2009 7:30:59AM"
Today():- This function returns a date value containing the current date only.
Dim Dt As Date
Dt=Today()'returns "11/05/2009"

TimeOfDay():- It will return a date value containing only current time.
Dim Dt As Date
Dt=TimeOfDay()'returns "2:26:34"
There is also several other functions relating to date and time and also math functions. I have included only the frequently used functions.





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