DateTime Constructor (Int32, Int32, Int32, Int32, Int32, Int32, DateTimeKind)

Note: This constructor is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Initializes a new instance of the DateTime structure to the specified year, month, day, hour, minute, second, and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) or local time.

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

Public Sub New ( _
	year As Integer, _
	month As Integer, _
	day As Integer, _
	hour As Integer, _
	minute As Integer, _
	second As Integer, _
	kind As DateTimeKind _
Dim year As Integer
Dim month As Integer
Dim day As Integer
Dim hour As Integer
Dim minute As Integer
Dim second As Integer
Dim kind As DateTimeKind

Dim instance As New DateTime(year, month, day, hour, minute, second, kind)
public DateTime (
	int year, 
	int month, 
	int day, 
	int hour, 
	int minute, 
	int second, 
	DateTimeKind kind
public function DateTime (
	year : int, 
	month : int, 
	day : int, 
	hour : int, 
	minute : int, 
	second : int, 
	kind : DateTimeKind



The year (1 through 9999).


The month (1 through 12).


The day (1 through the number of days in month).


The hours (0 through 23).


The minutes (0 through 59).


The seconds (0 through 59).


One of the DateTimeKind values that indicates whether year, month, day, hour, minute and second specify a local time, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), or neither.

Exception typeCondition


year is less than 1 or greater than 9999.


month is less than 1 or greater than 12.


day is less than 1 or greater than the number of days in month.


hour is less than 0 or greater than 23.


minute is less than 0 or greater than 59.


second is less than 0 or greater than 59.


The specified time parameters evaluate to less than MinValue or more than MaxValue.


kind is not one of the DateTimeKind values.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0