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DateTimeOffset.Now Property

Gets a DateTimeOffset object that is set to the current date and time on the current computer, with the offset set to the local time's offset from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

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

public static DateTimeOffset Now { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.DateTimeOffset
A DateTimeOffset object whose date and time is the current local time and whose offset is the local time zone's offset from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

The precision of the current local time's millisecond component depends on the resolution of the system clock. On Windows NT 3.5 and later, and Windows Vista operating systems, the clock's resolution is approximately 10-15 milliseconds.

The following example uses the Now and Millisecond properties to determine the resolution of the system clock. It displays the time only when the value of its millisecond component has changed.

DateTimeOffset dto;
int ctr = 0;
int ms = 0;
do {
   dto = DateTimeOffset.Now;
   if (dto.Millisecond != ms)
      ms = dto.Millisecond;
      Console.WriteLine("{0}:{1:d3} ms. {2}", 
                        dto.ToString("M/d/yyyy h:mm:ss"), 
                        ms, dto.ToString("zzz"));
} while (ctr < 100);

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP1, 2.0 SP1