TimeSpan.FromSeconds Method

Returns a TimeSpan that represents a specified number of seconds, where the specification is accurate to the nearest millisecond.

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

public static TimeSpan FromSeconds(
	double value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Double

A number of seconds, accurate to the nearest millisecond.

Return Value

Type: System.TimeSpan
An object that represents value.

ExceptionCondition
OverflowException

value is less than MinValue or greater than MaxValue.

-or-

value is Double.PositiveInfinity.

-or-

value is Double.NegativeInfinity.

ArgumentException

value is equal to Double.NaN.

The value parameter is converted to milliseconds, which is converted to ticks, and that number of ticks is used to intialize the new TimeSpan. Therefore, value will only be considered accurate to the nearest millisecond. Note that, because of the loss of precision of the Double data type, this can generate an OverflowException for values that are near but still in the range of either MinValue or MaxValue, This is the cause of an OverflowException, for example, in the following attempt to instantiate a TimeSpan object.

// The following throws an OverflowException at runtime
TimeSpan maxSpan = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(TimeSpan.MaxValue.TotalSeconds);

The following example creates several TimeSpan objects using the FromSeconds method.

// Example of the TimeSpan.FromSeconds( double ) method. 
using System;

class FromSecondsDemo
{
    static void GenTimeSpanFromSeconds( double seconds )
    {
        // Create a TimeSpan object and TimeSpan string from  
        // a number of seconds.
        TimeSpan    interval = TimeSpan.FromSeconds( seconds );
        string      timeInterval = interval.ToString( );

        // Pad the end of the TimeSpan string with spaces if it  
        // does not contain milliseconds. 
        int pIndex = timeInterval.IndexOf( ':' );
        pIndex = timeInterval.IndexOf( '.', pIndex );
        if( pIndex < 0 )   timeInterval += "        ";

        Console.WriteLine( "{0,21}{1,26}", seconds, timeInterval );
    } 

    static void Main( )
    {
        Console.WriteLine(
            "This example of TimeSpan.FromSeconds( double )\n" +
            "generates the following output.\n" );
        Console.WriteLine( "{0,21}{1,18}",
            "FromSeconds", "TimeSpan" );
        Console.WriteLine( "{0,21}{1,18}", 
            "-----------", "--------" );

        GenTimeSpanFromSeconds( 0.001 );
        GenTimeSpanFromSeconds( 0.0015 );
        GenTimeSpanFromSeconds( 12.3456 );
        GenTimeSpanFromSeconds( 123456.7898 );
        GenTimeSpanFromSeconds( 1234567898.7654 );
        GenTimeSpanFromSeconds( 1 );
        GenTimeSpanFromSeconds( 60 );
        GenTimeSpanFromSeconds( 3600 );
        GenTimeSpanFromSeconds( 86400 );
        GenTimeSpanFromSeconds( 1801220.2 );
    } 
} 

/*
This example of TimeSpan.FromSeconds( double )
generates the following output.

          FromSeconds          TimeSpan
          -----------          --------
                0.001          00:00:00.0010000
               0.0015          00:00:00.0020000
              12.3456          00:00:12.3460000
          123456.7898        1.10:17:36.7900000
      1234567898.7654    14288.23:31:38.7650000
                    1          00:00:01
                   60          00:01:00
                 3600          01:00:00
                86400        1.00:00:00
            1801220.2       20.20:20:20.2000000
*/

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 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

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, 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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