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TimeSpan.Subtraction Operator

Subtracts a specified TimeSpan from another specified TimeSpan.

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

static let inline (-)
        t1:TimeSpan * 
        t2:TimeSpan  : TimeSpan


Type: System.TimeSpan

The minuend.

Type: System.TimeSpan

The subtrahend.

Return Value

Type: System.TimeSpan
An object whose value is the result of the value of t1 minus the value of t2.


The return value is less than TimeSpan.MinValue or greater than TimeSpan.MaxValue.

The following example creates several pairs of TimeSpan objects and calculates their difference with the Subtraction operator.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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

.NET for Windows Phone apps

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