TimeSpanConverter Class
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TimeSpanConverter Class

Provides a type converter to convert TimeSpan objects to and from other representations.

For a list of all members of this type, see TimeSpanConverter Members.


[Visual Basic]
Public Class TimeSpanConverter
   Inherits TypeConverter
public class TimeSpanConverter : TypeConverter
public __gc class TimeSpanConverter : public TypeConverter
public class TimeSpanConverter extends TypeConverter

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.


This converter can only convert a TimeSpan object to and from a string.

For more information about type converters, see the TypeConverter base class and Implementing a Type Converter.

Note   You should never create an instance of a TimeSpanConverter. Instead, call the GetConverter method of TypeDescriptor. For more information, see the examples in the TypeConverter base class.


[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following sample converts a variable of type TimeSpan to a string, and vice versa. Both variables are represented in Ticks format.

[Visual Basic] 
Dim ts As New TimeSpan(133333330)
Dim myTSStr As String = "5000000"
Console.WriteLine(TypeDescriptor.GetConverter(ts).ConvertTo(ts, GetType(String)))

TimeSpan ts=new TimeSpan(133333330);
string myTSStr = "5000000";
Console.WriteLine(TypeDescriptor.GetConverter(ts).ConvertTo(ts, typeof(string))); 

TimeSpan ts(133333330);
String* myTSStr = S"5000000";
Console::WriteLine(TypeDescriptor::GetConverter(__box(ts))->ConvertTo(__box(ts), __typeof(String)));

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Namespace: System.ComponentModel

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

Assembly: System (in System.dll)

See Also

TimeSpanConverter Members | System.ComponentModel Namespace

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