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TimeZoneInfo.Local Property

Gets a TimeZoneInfo object that represents the local time zone.

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

public static TimeZoneInfo Local { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.TimeZoneInfo
A TimeZoneInfo object that represents the local time zone.

The local time zone is the time zone on the computer where the code is executing.

Important noteImportant Note:

You should access the local time zone through the TimeZoneInfo.Local property rather than assigning the local time zone to a TimeZoneInfo object variable.

On Windows systems, the TimeZoneInfo object returned by the TimeZoneInfo.Local property reflects the setting of the Automatically adjust clock for daylight saving changes checkbox or the Automatically adjust clock for Daylight Saving Time checkbox in the Control Panel Date and Time application for Windows XP and Windows Vista, respectively. If the checkbox is unchecked, the cached copy of the local time zone contains no daylight saving time information. This means that:

Version Notes

XNA Framework

 When this property is used in the XNA Framework, it throws a NotSupportedException exception.

The following example retrieves a TimeZoneInfo object that represents the local time zone and outputs its display name, standard time name, and daylight saving time name.

TimeZoneInfo localZone = TimeZoneInfo.Local;
outputBlock.Text += "Local Time Zone ID:" + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format("   Display Name is: {0}.", localZone.DisplayName) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format("   Standard name is: {0}.", localZone.StandardName) + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += String.Format("   Daylight saving name is: {0}.", localZone.DaylightName) + "\n";


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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