TimeSpan.Duration Method

Returns a new TimeSpan object whose value is the absolute value of the current TimeSpan object.

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

public TimeSpan Duration()

Return Value

Type: System.TimeSpan
A new object whose value is the absolute value of the current TimeSpan object.

ExceptionCondition
OverflowException

The value of this instance is TimeSpan.MinValue.

The following example applies the Duration method to several TimeSpan objects.


// Example of the TimeSpan.Duration( ) and TimeSpan.Negate( ) methods,
// and the TimeSpan Unary Negation and Unary Plus operators.
using System;

class DuraNegaUnaryDemo
{
    const string dataFmt = "{0,22}{1,22}{2,22}" ;

    static void ShowDurationNegate( TimeSpan interval )
    {
        // Display the TimeSpan value and the results of the 
        // Duration and Negate methods.
        Console.WriteLine( dataFmt, 
            interval, interval.Duration( ), interval.Negate( ) );
    }

    static void Main()
    {
        Console.WriteLine(
            "This example of TimeSpan.Duration( ), " +
            "TimeSpan.Negate( ), \nand the TimeSpan Unary " +
            "Negation and Unary Plus operators \n" +
            "generates the following output.\n" );
        Console.WriteLine( dataFmt, 
            "TimeSpan", "Duration( )", "Negate( )" );
        Console.WriteLine( dataFmt, 
            "--------", "-----------", "---------" );

        // Create TimeSpan objects and apply the Unary Negation
        // and Unary Plus operators to them.
        ShowDurationNegate( new TimeSpan( 1 ) );
        ShowDurationNegate( new TimeSpan( -1234567 ) );
        ShowDurationNegate( 
            + new TimeSpan( 0, 0, 10, -20, -30 ) );
        ShowDurationNegate( 
            + new TimeSpan( 0, -10, 20, -30, 40 ) );
        ShowDurationNegate( 
            - new TimeSpan( 1, 10, 20, 40, 160 ) );
        ShowDurationNegate( 
            - new TimeSpan( -10, -20, -30, -40, -50 ) );
    } 
} 

/*
This example of TimeSpan.Duration( ), TimeSpan.Negate( ),
and the TimeSpan Unary Negation and Unary Plus operators
generates the following output.

              TimeSpan           Duration( )             Negate( )
              --------           -----------             ---------
      00:00:00.0000001      00:00:00.0000001     -00:00:00.0000001
     -00:00:00.1234567      00:00:00.1234567      00:00:00.1234567
      00:09:39.9700000      00:09:39.9700000     -00:09:39.9700000
     -09:40:29.9600000      09:40:29.9600000      09:40:29.9600000
   -1.10:20:40.1600000    1.10:20:40.1600000    1.10:20:40.1600000
   10.20:30:40.0500000   10.20:30:40.0500000  -10.20:30:40.0500000
*/ 


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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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