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SoapDuration Class

Provides static methods for the serialization and deserialization of TimeSpan to a string that is formatted as XSD duration.

Namespace: System.Runtime.Remoting.Metadata.W3cXsd2001
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

<ComVisibleAttribute(True)> _
Public NotInheritable Class SoapDuration
Dim instance As SoapDuration

/** @attribute ComVisibleAttribute(true) */ 
public final class SoapDuration
public final class SoapDuration
Not applicable.

For more information about XSD data types, see the "XML Data Types Reference" in the MSDN Library at

The following code example shows how to use the methods in the SoapDuration class to convert between a TimeSpan object and an XSD duration string.

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import System.*;
import System.Runtime.Remoting.Metadata.W3cXsd2001.*;

public class Demo
    public static void main(String[] args)
        // Parse an XSD duration to create a TimeSpan object.
        // This is a duration of 2 years, 3 months, 9 days, 12 hours, 
        // 35 minutes, 20 seconds, and 10 milliseconds.
        String xsdDuration = "P2Y3M9DT12H35M20.0100000S";
        TimeSpan timeSpan = SoapDuration.Parse(xsdDuration);
        Console.WriteLine("The time span contains {0} days.", 
        Console.WriteLine("The time span contains {0} hours.", 
        Console.WriteLine("The time span contains {0} minutes.", 
        Console.WriteLine("The time span contains {0} seconds.", 

        // Serialize a TimeSpan object as an XSD duration string.
        // This object represents a time span of 399 days, 12 hours,
        // 35 minutes, 20 seconds, and 10 milliseconds.
        TimeSpan duration = new TimeSpan(399, 12, 35, 20, 10);
        Console.WriteLine("The duration in XSD format is {0}.", 

        // Print the XSD type string of the SoapDuration class.
        Console.WriteLine("The XSD type of SoapDuration is {0}.", 
    } //main
} //Demo 


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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, 1.0