TimeZone Class

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Represents a time zone.

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

public abstract class TimeZone

The TimeZone type exposes the following members.

Protected methodTimeZoneInitializes a new instance of the TimeZone class.

Public propertyStatic memberCurrentTimeZoneGets the time zone of the current computer.
Public propertyDaylightNameGets the daylight saving time zone name.
Public propertyStandardNameGets the standard time zone name.

Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetDaylightChangesReturns the daylight saving time period for a particular year.
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetUtcOffsetReturns the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) offset for the specified local time.
Public methodIsDaylightSavingTimeReturns a value indicating whether the specified date and time is within a daylight saving time period.
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToLocalTimeReturns the local time that corresponds to a specified date and time value.
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToUniversalTimeReturns the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) that corresponds to a specified time.

A time zone is a geographical region in which the same standard time is used.

You can use the TimeZone class to retrieve information about the current time zone, and to convert times from local time to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) or vice versa. However, you cannot use the TimeZone class to represent time zones other than the local zone or to handle date and time conversions from one time zone to another. For this purpose, use the TimeZoneInfo class. You can use this class to retrieve information on any time zone defined on the local system, to create custom time zones, and to convert times from one time zone to another.

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