DateTimeOffset.Offset Property

Gets the time's offset from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

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

'Declaration
Public ReadOnly Property Offset As TimeSpan

Property Value

Type: System.TimeSpan
The difference between the current DateTimeOffset object's time value and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

The value of the Hours property of the returned TimeSpan object can range from -14 hours to 14 hours.

The value of the Offset property is precise to the minute.

The following example uses the Offset property to display the local time's difference from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

Dim localTime As DateTimeOffset = DateTimeOffset.Now
Console.WriteLine("The local time zone is {0} hours and {1} minutes {2} than UTC.", _
                  Math.Abs(localTime.Offset.Hours), _
                  localTime.Offset.Minutes, _
                  IIf(localTime.Offset.Hours < 0, "earlier", "later"))
' If run on a system whose local time zone is U.S. Pacific Standard Time, 
' the example displays output similar to the following: 
'       The local time zone is 8 hours and 0 minutes earlier than UTC.      

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP1, 2.0 SP1

.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

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

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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