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DateTime.Subtraction Operator (DateTime, TimeSpan)

Subtracts a specified time interval from a specified date and time and returns a new date and time.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public static DateTime operator -(
	DateTime d,
	TimeSpan t
)

Parameters

d
Type: System.DateTime
The date and time value to subtract from (the minuend).
t
Type: System.TimeSpan
The time interval to subtract (the subtrahend).

Return Value

Type: System.DateTime
An object whose value is the value of d minus the value of t.
ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The resulting DateTime is earlier than DateTime.MinValue or later than DateTime.MaxValue.

This method subtracts the ticks value of t from the ticks value of d.

The following example demonstrates the Subtract method and the subtraction operator.


System.DateTime date1 = new System.DateTime(1996, 6, 3, 22, 15, 0);
System.DateTime date2 = new System.DateTime(1996, 12, 6, 13, 2, 0);
System.DateTime date3 = new System.DateTime(1996, 10, 12, 8, 42, 0);

// diff1 gets 185 days, 14 hours, and 47 minutes.
System.TimeSpan diff1 = date2.Subtract(date1);

// date4 gets 4/9/1996 5:55:00 PM.
System.DateTime date4 = date3.Subtract(diff1);

// diff2 gets 55 days 4 hours and 20 minutes.
System.TimeSpan diff2 = date2 - date3;

// date5 gets 4/9/1996 5:55:00 PM.
System.DateTime date5 = date1 - diff2;


Silverlight

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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