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DateTimeOffset.UtcDateTime Property

Gets a DateTime value that represents the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) date and time of the current DateTimeOffset object.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public DateTime UtcDateTime { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.DateTime
A DateTime value that represents the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) date and time of the current DateTimeOffset object.

The UtcDateTime property performs a dual conversion:

  • It converts the date and time of the current DateTimeOffset object to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The conversion is performed by subtracting the value of the Offset property from the date and time of the current DateTimeOffset object.

  • It converts the DateTimeOffset value to a DateTime value.

The Kind property of the returned DateTime value is set to DateTimeKind.Utc.

Retrieving the value of the UtcDateTime property is equivalent to calling the current DateTimeOffset object's ToUniversalTime.DateTime property, except that the Kind property of the latter DateTime value is DateTimeKind.Unspecified.

The following example shows how to use of the UtcDateTime property to display a DateTimeOffset value and its corresponding UTC time.

DateTimeOffset offsetTime = new DateTimeOffset(2007, 11, 25, 11, 14, 00, 
                            new TimeSpan(3, 0, 0));
Console.WriteLine("{0} is equivalent to {1} {2}", 
                  offsetTime.ToString(), 
                  offsetTime.UtcDateTime.ToString(), 
                  offsetTime.UtcDateTime.Kind.ToString());      

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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 SP1, 3.0 SP1, 2.0 SP1
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