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

# MinuteSpan

Calculate the approximate number of minutes between two TDateTime values.

## Declaration

Source position: dateutil.inc line 289

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