Application.DurationFormat method (Project)

Returns a duration in the specified units.


expression. DurationFormat( _Duration_, _Units_ )

expression A variable that represents an Application object.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
Duration Required Variant The duration to be expressed.
Units Optional Long The units used to express the duration. Can be one of the PjFormatUnit constants.

Return value



The time label that appears next to the duration uses the format specified by the ** timescale as:** setting on the Edit tab of the Options dialog box, where ** timescale** is "Minutes", "Hours", "Days", "Weeks", "Months", or "Years".

For example, if Duration is "2w", Units is pjDays, and the Days as: setting is "day", the DurationFormat method returns "10 days".


The following example displays the duration of the selected task in weeks.

Sub DurationInWeeks() 
 MsgBox DurationFormat(ActiveCell.Task.Duration, pjWeeks) 
End Sub

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