DateTimeOffset.Offset Property

 
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Gets the time's offset from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

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

public TimeSpan Offset { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.TimeSpan

The difference between the current DateTimeOffset object's time value and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

The value of the Hours property of the returned TimeSpan object can range from -14 hours to 14 hours.

The value of the Offset property is precise to the minute.

The following example uses the Offset property to display the local time's difference from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

DateTimeOffset localTime = DateTimeOffset.Now;
Console.WriteLine("The local time zone is {0} hours and {1} minutes {2} than UTC.", 
                  Math.Abs(localTime.Offset.Hours), 
                  localTime.Offset.Minutes, 
                  localTime.Offset.Hours < 0 ? "earlier" : "later");
// The example displays output similar to the following for a system in the
// U.S. Pacific Standard Time zone: 
//       The local time zone is 8 hours and 0 minutes earlier than UTC.      

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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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