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DateTimeOffset.Offset Property

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
A TimeSpan object that represents 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");

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
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