TimeSpan.Negate Method

Returns a new TimeSpan object whose value is the negated value of this instance.

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

public TimeSpan Negate()

Return Value

Type: System.TimeSpan
A new object with the same numeric value as this instance, but with the opposite sign.

ExceptionCondition
OverflowException

The negated value of this instance cannot be represented by a TimeSpan; that is, the value of this instance is MinValue.

The following example applies the Negate 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: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 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 8, Silverlight 8.1

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.

Was this page helpful?
(1500 characters remaining)
Thank you for your feedback
Show:
© 2014 Microsoft