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DateTime.Subtraction Operator (DateTime, TimeSpan)

Subtracts a specified time interval from a specified date and time and returns a new date and time.

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

public static DateTime operator -(
	DateTime d,
	TimeSpan t
)

Parameters

d
Type: System.DateTime
The date and time value to subtract from.
t
Type: System.TimeSpan
The time interval to subtract.

Return Value

Type: System.DateTime
An object whose value is the value of d minus the value of t.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The resulting DateTime is less than MinValue or greater than MaxValue.

This method subtracts the ticks value of t from the ticks value of d.

The following example demonstrates the Subtract method and the subtraction 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;


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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