Process.StartTime Property


Gets the time that the associated process was started.

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

public DateTime StartTime { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.DateTime

An object that indicates when the process started. An exception is thrown if the process is not running.

Exception Condition

The platform is Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me), which does not support this property.


You are attempting to access the StartTime property for a process that is running on a remote computer. This property is available only for processes that are running on the local computer.


The process has exited.


The process has not been started.


An error occurred in the call to the Windows function.


for full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted code.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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