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DateTime.Millisecond Property

Gets the milliseconds component of the date represented by this instance.

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

public int Millisecond { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The milliseconds component, expressed as a value between 0 and 999.

You can display the string representation of the Millisecond property by using the "fff" format specifier. For example, the following code displays a string that contains the number of milliseconds in a date and time to the console.

DateTime date1 = new DateTime(2008, 1, 1, 0, 30, 45, 125);
Console.WriteLine("Milliseconds: {0:fff}", 
                  date1);           // displays Milliseconds: 125

You can also display the millisecond component together with the other components of a date and time value by using the "o" standard format specifier. For example:

DateTime date2 = new DateTime(2008, 1, 1, 0, 30, 45, 125);
Console.WriteLine("Date: {0:o}", 
// Displays the following output to the console:
//      Date: 2008-01-01T00:30:45.1250000

However, the "o" format specifier is intended less for displaying than for round-tripping or storing a DateTime value. You can also display milliseconds together with other date and time components by using a custom format string, as the following example shows.

DateTime date3 = new DateTime(2008, 1, 1, 0, 30, 45, 125);
Console.WriteLine("Date with milliseconds: {0:MM/dd/yyy hh:mm:ss.fff}", 
// Displays the following output to the console:
//       Date with milliseconds: 01/01/2008 12:30:45.125                       

The following example demonstrates the Millisecond property.

			System.DateTime moment = new System.DateTime(
											1999, 1, 13, 3, 57, 32, 11);
			// Year gets 1999.
			int year = moment.Year;
			// Month gets 1 (January).
			int month = moment.Month;
			// Day gets 13.
			int day = moment.Day;
			// Hour gets 3.
			int hour = moment.Hour;
			// Minute gets 57.
			int minute = moment.Minute;
			// Second gets 32.
			int second = moment.Second;
			// Millisecond gets 11.
			int millisecond = moment.Millisecond;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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