DateTimeOffset.UtcDateTime Property

 

Gets a DateTime value that represents the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) date and time of the current DateTimeOffset object.

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

public DateTime UtcDateTime { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.DateTime

The Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) date and time of the current DateTimeOffset object.

The UtcDateTime property performs a dual conversion:

  • It converts the date and time of the current DateTimeOffset object to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The conversion is performed by subtracting the value of the Offset property from the date and time of the current DateTimeOffset object.

  • It converts the DateTimeOffset value to a DateTime value.

The Kind property of the returned DateTime value is set to DateTimeKind.Utc.

Retrieving the value of the UtcDateTime property is equivalent to calling the current DateTimeOffset object's ToUniversalTime.DateTime property, except that the Kind property of the latter DateTime value is DateTimeKind.Unspecified.

The following example shows how to use of the UtcDateTime property to display a DateTimeOffset value and its corresponding UTC time.

DateTimeOffset offsetTime = new DateTimeOffset(2007, 11, 25, 11, 14, 00, 
                            new TimeSpan(3, 0, 0));
Console.WriteLine("{0} is equivalent to {1} {2}", 
                  offsetTime.ToString(), 
                  offsetTime.UtcDateTime.ToString(), 
                  offsetTime.UtcDateTime.Kind.ToString());      
// The example displays the following output:
//       11/25/2007 11:14:00 AM +03:00 is equivalent to 11/25/2007 8:14:00 AM 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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