TimeSpan Structure

Windows Automotive 5.0/5.5
Specifies a discrete period of time, or a time span.

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

public struct TimeSpan

A TimeSpan object represents a specific period of time, expressed as a positive or negative number of days, hours, minutes, seconds, and fractions of a second. The largest unit of measure that .NET Micro Framework uses to represent time periods is a day. For the sake of consistency, time spans are measured in days because the number of days in larger units of time, such as months and years, varies.

The value of a TimeSpan object is the number of ticks that equal the specified time period. A tick is equal to 100 nanoseconds, and the value of a TimeSpan object can range from the value in the MinValue field to the value in the MaxValue field.

A TimeSpan value can be represented as [-]d.hh:mm:ss.ff, where the optional minus sign (–) indicates a negative time period, the d component is days, hh is hours as measured on a 24-hour clock, mm is minutes, ss is seconds, and ff is fractions of a second. That is, a time period consists of a positive or negative number of whole days, a positive or negative number of whole and partial days, or a positive or negative partial day. For example, the text representation of a TimeSpan object initialized to 1.0e+13 ticks is "11.13:46:40", which equates to 11 days, 13 hours, 46 minutes, and 40 seconds.

Available in the .NET Micro Framework versions 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0, 4.1, and 4.2.

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