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ManagementDateTimeConverter.ToDmtfDateTime Method

Converts a given DateTime to DMTF datetime format.

Namespace: System.Management
Assembly: System.Management (in system.management.dll)

public static string ToDmtfDateTime (
	DateTime date
)
public static String ToDmtfDateTime (
	DateTime date
)
public static function ToDmtfDateTime (
	date : DateTime
) : String
Not applicable.

Parameters

date

A DateTime representing the datetime to be converted to DMTF datetime.

Return Value

A string that represents the DMTF datetime for the given DateTime.

Date and time in WMI is represented in DMTF datetime format. This format is explained in WMI SDK documentation. The DMTF datetime string represented will be with respect to the UTC offset of the current time zone. The lowest precision in DMTF is microseconds; in DateTime, the lowest precision is Ticks, which are equivalent to 100 nanoseconds. During conversion, Ticks are converted to microseconds and rounded off to the nearest microsecond.

.NET Framework Security

Full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted code. For more information, see Using Libraries from Partially Trusted Code.

The following example converts a given DateTime to DMTF datetime format.

using System;
using System.Management;

// The sample below demonstrates the various conversions
// that can be done using ManagementDateTimeConverter class    
class Sample_ManagementDateTimeConverterClass
{
    public static int Main(string[] args) 
    {
        string dmtfDate = "20020408141835.999999-420";
        string dmtfTimeInterval = "00000010122532:123456:000";
        
        // Converting DMTF datetime to System.DateTime
        DateTime dt = 
            ManagementDateTimeConverter.ToDateTime(dmtfDate);
   
        // Converting System.DateTime to DMTF datetime
        string dmtfDateTime = 
            ManagementDateTimeConverter.ToDmtfDateTime(DateTime.Now);

        // Converting DMTF time interval to System.TimeSpan
        System.TimeSpan tsRet = 
            ManagementDateTimeConverter.ToTimeSpan(dmtfTimeInterval);

        //Converting System.TimeSpan to DMTF time interval format
        System.TimeSpan ts = 
            new System.TimeSpan(10,12,25,32,456);
        string dmtfTimeInt  = 
            ManagementDateTimeConverter.ToDmtfTimeInterval(ts);
        
        return 0;
    }
}

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1
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