This VB example displays the timestamp value of each frame in a text box.
Private Sub ActiveGeni1_FrameAcquired()
Label1.Caption = ActiveGeni1.GetTimestamp
If the GenTL producer provided with your camera camera support the timestamp function, it will mark each frame with a very accurate time value indicating the precise moment at which the frame was acquired by the camera relative to the moment at which the camera was powered up. Timestamps can be used to imprint a text with the timeline information into images during the AVI capture.
If this method is used in the FrameAcquired event handler, it must be called immediately after the event has been received. This will guarantee that the value of the timestamp will not be taken from the next frame while the current frame is being processed.
If the camera doesn't support timestamps, this method will return zero.