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TimeZoneInfo.Utc Property

Gets a TimeZoneInfo object that represents the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) zone.

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

public static TimeZoneInfo Utc { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.TimeZoneInfo
An object that represents the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) zone.

This is a built-in object; information about this TimeZoneInfo object is not retrieved from the registry.

Important noteImportant

You should always access the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) zone through the TimeZoneInfo.Utc property rather than assigning the UTC time zone to a TimeZoneInfo object variable. This prevents the TimeZoneInfo object variable from being invalidated by a call to the ClearCachedData method.

Coordinated Universal Time was previously known as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

The following example retrieves a TimeZoneInfo object that represents Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and outputs its display name, standard time name, and daylight saving time name.


TimeZoneInfo universalZone = TimeZoneInfo.Utc;
Console.WriteLine("The universal time zone is {0}.", universalZone.DisplayName);
Console.WriteLine("Its standard name is {0}.", universalZone.StandardName);
Console.WriteLine("Its daylight savings name is {0}.", universalZone.DaylightName); 


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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