# How do I implement a racing clock that shows elapsed time?

I'm wanting to make a old school timer like the picture below. How would I go about doing this in VD? I have tried it doing it with code bellow. The problem with this is that it starts with just seconds only adds the minutes section when you reach 1 minute.

Dim StartTime As DateTime
Dim PlayTime As TimeSpan

Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load

StartTime = Now()
End Sub

Private Sub tmrCountUp_Tick(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles tmrCountUp.Tick

PlayTime = Now() - StartTime

lblTime.Text = PlayTime.Hours & PlayTime.Minutes & PlayTime.Seconds

lblTime.Text = lblTime.Text + 1
End Sub

• You have tried, and what exactly isn't working? – o0'. Apr 20 '12 at 12:43
• Old school? What do "new school" timers look like? – MichaelHouse Apr 20 '12 at 17:40