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DateTimeKind Enumeration

Updated: April 2009

Specifies whether a DateTime object represents a local time, a Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), or is not specified as either local time or UTC.

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

[SerializableAttribute]
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public enum DateTimeKind

Member nameDescription
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkSupported by the XNA FrameworkUnspecifiedThe time represented is not specified as either local time or Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkSupported by the XNA FrameworkUtcThe time represented is UTC.
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkSupported by the XNA FrameworkLocalThe time represented is local time.

A member of the DateTimeKind enumeration is returned by the DateTime.Kind property.

The members of the DateTimeKind enumeration are used in conversion operations between local time and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), but not in any comparison or arithmetic operations. For more information about time conversions, see Converting Times Between Time Zones.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Date

History

Reason

April 2009

Expanded the Remarks section and removed the example.

Customer feedback.

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