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TimeSpan.FromTicks Method

Returns a TimeSpan that represents a specified time, where the specification is in units of ticks.

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

public static TimeSpan FromTicks(
	long value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Int64

A number of ticks that represent a time.

Return Value

Type: System.TimeSpan
An object that represents value.

This is a convenience method with the same behavior as the TimeSpan.TimeSpan(Int64) constructor. A single tick represents one hundred nanoseconds or one ten-millionth of a second. There are 10,000 ticks in a millisecond.

The following example creates several TimeSpan objects using the FromTicks method.

// Example of the TimeSpan.FromTicks( long ) method. 
using System;

class FromTicksDemo
{
    static void GenTimeSpanFromTicks( long ticks )
    {
        // Create a TimeSpan object and TimeSpan string from  
        // a number of ticks.
        TimeSpan    interval = TimeSpan.FromTicks( ticks );
        string      timeInterval = interval.ToString( );

        // Pad the end of the TimeSpan string with spaces if it  
        // does not contain milliseconds. 
        int pIndex = timeInterval.IndexOf( ':' );
        pIndex = timeInterval.IndexOf( '.', pIndex );
        if( pIndex < 0 )   timeInterval += "        ";

        Console.WriteLine( "{0,21}{1,26}", ticks, timeInterval );
    } 

    static void Main( )
    {
        Console.WriteLine(
            "This example of TimeSpan.FromTicks( long )\n" +
            "generates the following output.\n" );
        Console.WriteLine( "{0,21}{1,18}", 
            "FromTicks", "TimeSpan" );
        Console.WriteLine( "{0,21}{1,18}", 
            "---------", "--------" );

        GenTimeSpanFromTicks( 1 );
        GenTimeSpanFromTicks( 12345 );
        GenTimeSpanFromTicks( 123456789 );
        GenTimeSpanFromTicks( 1234567898765 );
        GenTimeSpanFromTicks( 12345678987654321 );
        GenTimeSpanFromTicks( 10000000 );
        GenTimeSpanFromTicks( 600000000 );
        GenTimeSpanFromTicks( 36000000000 );
        GenTimeSpanFromTicks( 864000000000 );
        GenTimeSpanFromTicks( 18012202000000 );
    } 
} 

/*
This example of TimeSpan.FromTicks( long )
generates the following output.

            FromTicks          TimeSpan
            ---------          --------
                    1          00:00:00.0000001
                12345          00:00:00.0012345
            123456789          00:00:12.3456789
        1234567898765        1.10:17:36.7898765
    12345678987654321    14288.23:31:38.7654321
             10000000          00:00:01
            600000000          00:01:00
          36000000000          01:00:00
         864000000000        1.00:00:00
       18012202000000       20.20:20:20.2000000
*/

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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