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Stopwatch Constructor

Note: This constructor is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Initializes a new instance of the Stopwatch class.

Namespace: System.Diagnostics
Assembly: System (in system.dll)

public Stopwatch ()
public Stopwatch ()
public function Stopwatch ()

The returned Stopwatch instance is stopped, and the elapsed time property of the instance is zero.

Use the Start method to begin measuring elapsed time with the new Stopwatch instance. Use the StartNew method to initialize a new Stopwatch instance and immediately start it.

The following example initializes a Stopwatch instance within a simple class constructor. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the Stopwatch class.

private Stopwatch stopWatch;
private Boolean captureLap;

public FormMain()
{
    stopWatch = new Stopwatch();
    captureLap = false;

    InitializeComponent();
}

private Stopwatch stopWatch;
private Boolean captureLap;

public FormMain()
{
    stopWatch = new Stopwatch();
    captureLap = new Boolean(false);

    InitializeComponent();
} //FormMain

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0
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