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
An 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;
   dto = DateTimeOffset.Now;
   if (dto.Millisecond != ms)
      ms = dto.Millisecond;
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("{0}:{1:d3} ms. {2}",
                        dto.ToString("M/d/yyyy h:mm:ss"),
                        ms, dto.ToString("zzz")) + "\n";
} while (ctr < 100);


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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