# RectangleGetBeginTime s

From MultiCharts

Returns a numerical value indicating the time, including seconds, of the starting point of a rectangle with the specified ID number; returns a value of -2 if the specified rectangle ID number is invalid.

Of the two end points of a rectangle, the point with the earlier date and time is always considered to be the starting point; if the rectangle is vertical, the point with the lower price value is considered to be the starting point.

The time is indicated in the 24-hour HHmmss format, where 130000 = 1:00:00 PM.

## Usage

`RectangleGetBeginTime_s(ID)`

Where:

**ID**- a numerical expression specifying the rectangle ID number.

## Notes

A rectangle-specific ID number is returned by RectangleNew_s when the rectangle is created.

## Example

Assign a value, indicating the time of the starting point of a rectangle with the ID number of 3, to Value1 variable:

`Value1=RectangleGetBeginTime_s(3);`