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DateTime.op_Subtraction Method (DateTime, DateTime)

Subtracts a specified date and time from another specified date and time, yielding a time interval.

Namespace: System
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public static TimeSpan operator - (
	DateTime d1,
	DateTime d2
)
Not applicable.

Parameters

d1

A DateTime (the minuend).

d2

A DateTime (the subtrahend).

Return Value

A TimeSpan that is the time interval between d1 and d2; that is, d1 minus d2.

Before subtracting DateTime objects, insure that the objects represent times in the same time zone. Otherwise, the result will include the difference between time zones.

The following code example demonstrates the Subtract method and operator.

System.DateTime date1 = new System.DateTime(1996, 6, 3, 22, 15, 0);
System.DateTime date2 = new System.DateTime(1996, 12, 6, 13, 2, 0);
System.DateTime date3 = new System.DateTime(1996, 10, 12, 8, 42, 0);

// diff1 gets 185 days, 14 hours, and 47 minutes.
System.TimeSpan diff1 = date2.Subtract(date1);

// date4 gets 4/9/1996 5:55:00 PM.
System.DateTime date4 = date3.Subtract(diff1);

// diff2 gets 55 days 4 hours and 20 minutes.
System.TimeSpan diff2 = date2 - date3;

// date5 gets 4/9/1996 5:55:00 PM.
System.DateTime date5 = date1 - diff2;

System.DateTime date1 = new System.DateTime(1996, 6, 3, 22, 15, 0);
System.DateTime date2 = new System.DateTime(1996, 12, 6, 13, 2, 0);
System.DateTime date3 = new System.DateTime(1996, 10, 12, 8, 42, 0);
// diff1 gets 185 days, 14 hours, and 47 minutes.
System.TimeSpan diff1 = date2.Subtract(date1);
// date4 gets 4/9/1996 5:55:00 PM.
System.DateTime date4 = date3.Subtract(diff1);
// diff2 gets 55 days 4 hours and 20 minutes.
System.TimeSpan diff2 = date2.Subtract(date3);
// date5 gets 4/9/1996 5:55:00 PM.
System.DateTime date5 = date1.Subtract(diff2);

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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