DateTime::UtcNow Property

 

Gets a DateTime object that is set to the current date and time on this computer, expressed as the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

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

public:
property DateTime UtcNow {
	static DateTime get();
}

Property Value

Type: System::DateTime

An object whose value is the current UTC date and time.

The resolution of this property depends on the system timer.

System

Approximate Resolution

Windows NT 3.5 and later

10 milliseconds

Windows 98

55 milliseconds

Starting with the .NET Framework version 2.0, the return value is a DateTime whose Kind property returns DateTimeKind::Utc.

An alternative to using UtcNow is DateTimeOffset::UtcNow. While the former indicates that a date and time value is Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) by assigning DateTimeKind::Utc to its Kind property, the latter assigns the date and time value the UTC time's offset (equal to TimeSpan::Zero).

The following example uses the SpecifyKind method to demonstrate how the Kind property influences the ToLocalTime and ToUniversalTime conversion methods.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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