Zero Field

TimeSpan.Zero Field


Represents the zero TimeSpan value. This field is read-only.

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

public static readonly TimeSpan Zero

Field Value

Type: System.TimeSpan

Because the value of the Zero field is a TimeSpan object that represents a zero time value, you can compare it with other TimeSpan objects to determine whether the latter represent positive, non-zero, or negative time intervals. You can also use this field to initialize a TimeSpan object to a zero time value.

The following example references and displays the value of the Zero field.

// Example of the TimeSpan fields.
using System;

class TimeSpanFieldsDemo
    // Pad the end of a TimeSpan string with spaces if it does not 
    // contain milliseconds.
    static string Align( TimeSpan interval )
        string  intervalStr = interval.ToString( );
        int     pointIndex = intervalStr.IndexOf( ':' );

        pointIndex = intervalStr.IndexOf( '.', pointIndex );
        if( pointIndex < 0 ) intervalStr += "        ";
        return intervalStr;

    static void Main( )
        const string numberFmt = "{0,-22}{1,18:N0}" ;
        const string timeFmt = "{0,-22}{1,26}" ;

            "This example of the fields of the TimeSpan class" +
            "\ngenerates the following output.\n" );
        Console.WriteLine( numberFmt, "Field", "Value" );
        Console.WriteLine( numberFmt, "-----", "-----" );

        // Display the maximum, minimum, and zero TimeSpan values.
        Console.WriteLine( timeFmt, "Maximum TimeSpan", 
            Align( TimeSpan.MaxValue ) );
        Console.WriteLine( timeFmt, "Minimum TimeSpan", 
            Align( TimeSpan.MinValue ) );
        Console.WriteLine( timeFmt, "Zero TimeSpan", 
            Align( TimeSpan.Zero ) );
        Console.WriteLine( );

        // Display the ticks-per-time-unit fields.
        Console.WriteLine( numberFmt, "Ticks per day", 
            TimeSpan.TicksPerDay );
        Console.WriteLine( numberFmt, "Ticks per hour", 
            TimeSpan.TicksPerHour );
        Console.WriteLine( numberFmt, "Ticks per minute", 
            TimeSpan.TicksPerMinute );
        Console.WriteLine( numberFmt, "Ticks per second", 
            TimeSpan.TicksPerSecond );
        Console.WriteLine( numberFmt, "Ticks per millisecond", 
            TimeSpan.TicksPerMillisecond );

This example of the fields of the TimeSpan class
generates the following output.

Field                              Value
-----                              -----
Maximum TimeSpan       10675199.02:48:05.4775807
Minimum TimeSpan      -10675199.02:48:05.4775808
Zero TimeSpan                   00:00:00

Ticks per day            864,000,000,000
Ticks per hour            36,000,000,000
Ticks per minute             600,000,000
Ticks per second              10,000,000
Ticks per millisecond             10,000

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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