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TimeSpan.Subtract Method

Returns a new TimeSpan object whose value is the difference between the specified TimeSpan object and this instance.

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

member Subtract : 
        ts:TimeSpan -> TimeSpan


Type: System.TimeSpan

The time interval to be subtracted.

Return Value

Type: System.TimeSpan
A new time interval whose value is the result of the value of this instance minus the value of ts.


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

The return value must be between TimeSpan.MinValue and TimeSpan.MaxValue; otherwise, an exception is thrown.

The return value is a new TimeSpan; the original TimeSpan is not modified.

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

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 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 8, Silverlight 8.1

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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