[Overview][Constants][Procedures and functions][Index] Reference for unit 'dateutils' (#rtl)

# MinuteSpan

Calculate the approximate number of minutes between two DateTime values.

## Declaration

Source position: dateutil.inc line 276

 function MinuteSpan( const ANow: TDateTime; const AThen: TDateTime ):Double;

## Arguments

 ANow First moment in time AThen Second moment in time

## Function result

Number (fractions included) of minutes between ANow and AThen

## Description

MinuteSpan returns the number of minutes between ANow and AThen, including any fractional parts of a minute.

 YearSpan Calculate the approximate number of years between two DateTime values. MonthSpan Calculate the approximate number of months between two DateTime values. WeekSpan Calculate the approximate number of weeks between two DateTime values. DaySpan Calculate the approximate number of days between two DateTime values. HourSpan Calculate the approximate number of hours between two DateTime values. SecondSpan Calculate the approximate number of seconds between two DateTime values. MilliSecondSpan Calculate the approximate number of milliseconds between two DateTime values. MinutesBetween Calculate the number of whole minutes between two DateTime values.

## Example

```Program Example68;

{ This program demonstrates the MinuteSpan function }

Uses SysUtils,DateUtils;

Procedure Test(ANow,AThen : TDateTime);

begin
Write('Number of minutes between ');
Write(TimeToStr(AThen),' and ',TimeToStr(ANow));
Writeln(' : ',MinuteSpan(ANow,AThen));
end;

Var
D1,D2 : TDateTime;

Begin
D1:=Now;
D2:=D1-(59*OneSecond);
Test(D1,D2);
D2:=D1-(61*OneSecond);
Test(D1,D2);
D2:=D1-(122*OneSecond);
Test(D1,D2);
D2:=D1-(306*OneSecond);
Test(D1,D2);
D2:=D1-(5.4*OneMinute);
Test(D1,D2);
D2:=D1-(2.5*OneMinute);
Test(D1,D2);
End.
```