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DateTime Constructor (Int64, DateTimeKind)

Updated: September 2010

Initializes a new instance of the DateTime structure to a specified number of ticks and to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) or local time.

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

public DateTime(
	long ticks,
	DateTimeKind kind
)

Parameters

ticks
Type: System.Int64
A date and time expressed in the number of 100-nanosecond intervals that have elapsed since January 1, 0001 at 00:00:00.000 in the Gregorian calendar.
kind
Type: System.DateTimeKind
One of the enumeration values that indicates whether ticks specifies a local time, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), or neither.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

ticks is less than DateTime.MinValue or greater than DateTime.MaxValue.

ArgumentException

kind is not one of the DateTimeKind values.

For applications in which a limited degree of time zone awareness is important, you can use the corresponding DateTimeOffset constructor.

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

Date

History

Reason

September 2010

Expanded the ticks parameter description.

Customer feedback.

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