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TimeSpan.FromTicks Method

Returns a TimeSpan that represents a specified time, where the specification is in units of ticks.

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

public static TimeSpan FromTicks(
	long value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Int64

A number of ticks that represent a time.

Return Value

Type: System.TimeSpan
An object that represents value.

This is a convenience method with the same behavior as the TimeSpan.TimeSpan(Int64) constructor. A single tick represents one hundred nanoseconds or one ten-millionth of a second. There are 10,000 ticks in a millisecond.

The following example creates several TimeSpan objects using the FromTicks method.

// Example of the TimeSpan.FromTicks( long ) method. 
using System;

class FromTicksDemo
{
    static void GenTimeSpanFromTicks( long ticks )
    {
        // Create a TimeSpan object and TimeSpan string from  
        // a number of ticks.
        TimeSpan    interval = TimeSpan.FromTicks( ticks );
        string      timeInterval = interval.ToString( );

        // Pad the end of the TimeSpan string with spaces if it  
        // does not contain milliseconds. 
        int pIndex = timeInterval.IndexOf( ':' );
        pIndex = timeInterval.IndexOf( '.', pIndex );
        if( pIndex < 0 )   timeInterval += "        ";

        Console.WriteLine( "{0,21}{1,26}", ticks, timeInterval );
    } 

    static void Main( )
    {
        Console.WriteLine(
            "This example of TimeSpan.FromTicks( long )\n" +
            "generates the following output.\n" );
        Console.WriteLine( "{0,21}{1,18}", 
            "FromTicks", "TimeSpan" );
        Console.WriteLine( "{0,21}{1,18}", 
            "---------", "--------" );

        GenTimeSpanFromTicks( 1 );
        GenTimeSpanFromTicks( 12345 );
        GenTimeSpanFromTicks( 123456789 );
        GenTimeSpanFromTicks( 1234567898765 );
        GenTimeSpanFromTicks( 12345678987654321 );
        GenTimeSpanFromTicks( 10000000 );
        GenTimeSpanFromTicks( 600000000 );
        GenTimeSpanFromTicks( 36000000000 );
        GenTimeSpanFromTicks( 864000000000 );
        GenTimeSpanFromTicks( 18012202000000 );
    } 
} 

/*
This example of TimeSpan.FromTicks( long )
generates the following output.

            FromTicks          TimeSpan
            ---------          --------
                    1          00:00:00.0000001
                12345          00:00:00.0012345
            123456789          00:00:12.3456789
        1234567898765        1.10:17:36.7898765
    12345678987654321    14288.23:31:38.7654321
             10000000          00:00:01
            600000000          00:01:00
          36000000000          01:00:00
         864000000000        1.00:00:00
       18012202000000       20.20:20:20.2000000
*/

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 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

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

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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