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Stopwatch.IsHighResolution Field

Indicates whether the timer is based on a high-resolution performance counter. This field is read-only.

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

'Declaration
Public Shared ReadOnly IsHighResolution As Boolean
'Usage
Dim value As Boolean 

value = Stopwatch.IsHighResolution

The timer used by the Stopwatch class depends on the system hardware and operating system. IsHighResolution is true if the Stopwatch timer is based on a high-resolution performance counter. Otherwise, IsHighResolution is false, which indicates that the Stopwatch timer is based on the system timer.

The following example displays the frequency and resolution of a Stopwatch timer. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the Stopwatch class.

Public Shared Sub DisplayTimerProperties()

   ' Display the timer frequency and resolution. 
   If Stopwatch.IsHighResolution Then
      Console.WriteLine("Operations timed using the system's high-resolution performance counter.")
   Else
      Console.WriteLine("Operations timed using the DateTime class.")
   End If 

   Dim frequency As Long = Stopwatch.Frequency
   Console.WriteLine("  Timer frequency in ticks per second = {0}", frequency)
   Dim nanosecPerTick As Long = 1000000000 / frequency
   Console.WriteLine("  Timer is accurate within {0} nanoseconds", nanosecPerTick)

End Sub

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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, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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