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DateTimeOffset.Ticks Property

Gets the number of ticks that represents the date and time of the current DateTimeOffset object in clock time.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public long Ticks { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int64
The number of ticks in the DateTimeOffset object's clock time.

The Ticks property is not affected by the value of the Offset property.

The value of the Ticks property represents the number of 100-nanosecond intervals that have elapsed since 12:00:00 midnight on January 1, 0001 (the value of MinValue). It does not include ticks that would be added by leap seconds. A nanosecond is one billionth of a second; there are ten million ticks in a second. The value of the Ticks property ranges from DateTimeOffset.MinValue.Ticks to DateTimeOffset.MaxValue.Ticks.

You can assign the number of ticks to a DateTimeOffset object by using the DateTimeOffset(Int64, TimeSpan) constructor overload.

The following example initializes a DateTimeOffset object by approximating the number of ticks in the date July 1, 2008 1:23:07. It then displays the date and the number of ticks represented by that date to the console.

// Attempt to initialize date to number of ticks 
// in July 1, 2008 1:23:07.       
// 
// There are 10,000,000 100-nanosecond intervals in a second 
const long NSPerSecond = 10000000;
long ticks; 
ticks = 7 * NSPerSecond;                        // Ticks in a 7 seconds 
ticks += 23 * 60 * NSPerSecond;                 // Ticks in 23 minutes
ticks += 1 * 60 * 60 * NSPerSecond;             // Ticks in 1 hour
ticks += 60 * 60 * 24 * NSPerSecond;            // Ticks in 1 day
ticks += 181 * 60 * 60 * 24 * NSPerSecond;      // Ticks in 6 months 
ticks += 2007 * 60 * 60 * 24 * 365L * NSPerSecond;   // Ticks in 2007 years 
ticks += 486 * 60 * 60 * 24 * NSPerSecond;      // Adjustment for leap years      
DateTimeOffset dto = new DateTimeOffset( 
                         ticks, 
                         DateTimeOffset.Now.Offset);
Console.WriteLine("There are {0:n0} ticks in {1}.", 
                  dto.Ticks, 
                  dto.ToString());
// The example displays the following output: 
//       There are 633,504,721,870,000,000 ticks in 7/1/2008 1:23:07 AM -08:00.      

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP1, 2.0 SP1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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