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TimeSpan.Ticks Property

Gets the number of ticks that represent the value of the current TimeSpan structure.

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

public long Ticks { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int64
The number of ticks contained in this instance.

The smallest unit of time is the tick, which is equal to 100 nanoseconds or one ten-millionth of a second. There are 10,000 ticks in a millisecond. The value of the Ticks property can be negative or positive to represent a negative or positive time interval.

The following example creates several TimeSpan objects and displays the Ticks property of each.

// Example of the TimeSpan class properties. 
using System;

class TimeSpanPropertiesDemo
{
    const string headerFmt = "\n{0,-45}";
    const string dataFmt = "{0,-12}{1,8}       {2,-18}{3,21}" ;

    // Display the properties of the TimeSpan parameter. 
    static void ShowTimeSpanProperties( TimeSpan interval )
    {
        Console.WriteLine( "{0,21}", interval );
        Console.WriteLine( dataFmt, "Days", interval.Days, 
            "TotalDays", interval.TotalDays );
        Console.WriteLine( dataFmt, "Hours", interval.Hours, 
            "TotalHours", interval.TotalHours );
        Console.WriteLine( dataFmt, "Minutes", interval.Minutes, 
            "TotalMinutes", interval.TotalMinutes );
        Console.WriteLine( dataFmt, "Seconds", interval.Seconds, 
            "TotalSeconds", interval.TotalSeconds );
        Console.WriteLine( dataFmt, "Milliseconds", 
            interval.Milliseconds, "TotalMilliseconds", 
            interval.TotalMilliseconds );
        Console.WriteLine( dataFmt, null, null, 
            "Ticks", interval.Ticks );
    } 

    static void Main( )
    {
        Console.WriteLine(
            "This example of the TimeSpan class properties " +
            "generates the \nfollowing output. It " +
            "creates several TimeSpan objects and \ndisplays " +
            "the values of the TimeSpan properties for each." );

        // Create and display a TimeSpan value of 1 tick.
        Console.Write( headerFmt, "TimeSpan( 1 )" );
        ShowTimeSpanProperties( new TimeSpan( 1 ) );

        // Create a TimeSpan value with a large number of ticks.
        Console.Write( headerFmt, "TimeSpan( 111222333444555 )" );
        ShowTimeSpanProperties( new TimeSpan( 111222333444555 ) );

        // This TimeSpan has all fields specified.
        Console.Write( headerFmt, "TimeSpan( 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 )" );
        ShowTimeSpanProperties( new TimeSpan( 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 ) );

        // This TimeSpan has all fields overflowing.
        Console.Write( headerFmt, 
            "TimeSpan( 1111, 2222, 3333, 4444, 5555 )" );
        ShowTimeSpanProperties(
            new TimeSpan( 1111, 2222, 3333, 4444, 5555 ) );

        // This TimeSpan is based on a number of days.
        Console.Write( headerFmt, "FromDays( 20.84745602 )" );
        ShowTimeSpanProperties( TimeSpan.FromDays( 20.84745602 ) );
    } 
} 

/*
This example of the TimeSpan class properties generates the
following output. It creates several TimeSpan objects and
displays the values of the TimeSpan properties for each.

TimeSpan( 1 )                                     00:00:00.0000001
Days               0       TotalDays          1.15740740740741E-12
Hours              0       TotalHours         2.77777777777778E-11
Minutes            0       TotalMinutes       1.66666666666667E-09
Seconds            0       TotalSeconds                      1E-07
Milliseconds       0       TotalMilliseconds                0.0001
                           Ticks                                 1

TimeSpan( 111222333444555 )                   128.17:30:33.3444555
Days             128       TotalDays              128.729552597865
Hours             17       TotalHours             3089.50926234875
Minutes           30       TotalMinutes           185370.555740925
Seconds           33       TotalSeconds           11122233.3444555
Milliseconds     344       TotalMilliseconds      11122233344.4555
                           Ticks                   111222333444555

TimeSpan( 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 )                 10.20:30:40.0500000
Days              10       TotalDays              10.8546302083333
Hours             20       TotalHours                   260.511125
Minutes           30       TotalMinutes                 15630.6675
Seconds           40       TotalSeconds                  937840.05
Milliseconds      50       TotalMilliseconds             937840050
                           Ticks                     9378400500000

TimeSpan( 1111, 2222, 3333, 4444, 5555 )     1205.22:47:09.5550000
Days            1205       TotalDays              1205.94941614583
Hours             22       TotalHours                28942.7859875
Minutes           47       TotalMinutes              1736567.15925
Seconds            9       TotalSeconds              104194029.555
Milliseconds     555       TotalMilliseconds          104194029555
                           Ticks                  1041940295550000

FromDays( 20.84745602 )                        20.20:20:20.2000000
Days              20       TotalDays              20.8474560185185
Hours             20       TotalHours             500.338944444444
Minutes           20       TotalMinutes           30020.3366666667
Seconds           20       TotalSeconds                  1801220.2
Milliseconds     200       TotalMilliseconds            1801220200
                           Ticks                    18012202000000
*/                           

.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

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Supported in: Portable Class Library

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Supported in: Windows 8

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Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

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