DateTime.DateTime(Int64, DateTimeKind) Constructor

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)

public DateTime (
	long ticks,
	DateTimeKind kind
public DateTime (
	long ticks, 
	DateTimeKind kind
public function DateTime (
	ticks : long, 
	kind : DateTimeKind
Not applicable.



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.

For applications in which portability of date and time data or a limited degree of time zone awareness is important, you can use the corresponding DateTimeOffset constructor.

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0