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DateTimeOffset.Ticks Property

Updated: May 2010

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
An Int64 value that represents 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());

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP1, 2.0 SP1

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Reason

May 2010

Added a remark about leap seconds.

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