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ManagementDateTimeConverter.ToDateTime Method

Converts a given DMTF datetime to DateTime. The returned DateTime will be in the current time zone of the system.

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

public static DateTime ToDateTime(
	string dmtfDate
)

Parameters

dmtfDate
Type: System.String

A string representing the datetime in DMTF format.

Return Value

Type: System.DateTime
A DateTime that represents the given DMTF datetime.

Date and time in WMI is represented in DMTF datetime format. This format is explained in WMI SDK documentation. A DMTF datetime string has an UTC offset which this datetime string represents. During conversion to DateTime, the UTC offset is used to convert the date to the current time zone. According to DMTF format, a particular field can be represented by the character '*'. This will be converted to the MinValue value of this field that can be represented in DateTime.

.NET Framework Security

Full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted code. For more information, see Using Libraries from Partially Trusted Code.

The following example converts a DMTF datetime string into a DateTime.

using System;
using System.Management;

// The sample below demonstrates the various conversions 
// that can be done using ManagementDateTimeConverter class     
class Sample_ManagementDateTimeConverterClass
{
    public static int Main(string[] args) 
    {
        string dmtfDate = "20020408141835.999999-420";
        string dmtfTimeInterval = "00000010122532:123456:000";

        // Converting DMTF datetime to System.DateTime
        DateTime dt = 
            ManagementDateTimeConverter.ToDateTime(dmtfDate);

        // Converting System.DateTime to DMTF datetime 
        string dmtfDateTime = 
            ManagementDateTimeConverter.ToDmtfDateTime(DateTime.Now);

        // Converting DMTF time interval to System.TimeSpan
        System.TimeSpan tsRet = 
            ManagementDateTimeConverter.ToTimeSpan(dmtfTimeInterval);

        //Converting System.TimeSpan to DMTF time interval format
        System.TimeSpan ts = 
            new System.TimeSpan(10,12,25,32,456);
        string dmtfTimeInt  = 
            ManagementDateTimeConverter.ToDmtfTimeInterval(ts);

        return 0;
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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