DateTime Constructor (Int64, DateTimeKind)

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

Initializes a new instance of the DateTime structure to a specified number of ticks and to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) or local time.

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

DateTime (
	long long ticks, 
	DateTimeKind kind
public DateTime (
	long ticks, 
	DateTimeKind kind
public function DateTime (
	ticks : long, 
	kind : DateTimeKind



A date and time expressed in 100-nanosecond units.


One of the DateTimeKind values that indicates whether ticks specifies a local time, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), or neither.

Exception typeCondition


ticks is less than MinValue or greater 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