DateTimeKind Enumeration

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Specifies whether a DateTime object represents a local time, a Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), or is not specified as either local time or UTC.

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

public enum class DateTimeKind

Member nameDescription
UtcThe time represented is UTC.
LocalThe time represented is local time.

A member of the DateTimeKind enumeration is returned by the DateTime..::..Kind property.

The members of the DateTimeKind enumeration are used in conversion operations between local time and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), but not in comparison or arithmetic operations. For more information about time conversions, see Converting Times Between Time Zones.