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TimeSpan.FromMinutes Method (Double)


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Returns a TimeSpan that represents a specified number of minutes, where the specification is accurate to the nearest millisecond.

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

public static TimeSpan FromMinutes(
	double value


Type: System.Double

A number of minutes, accurate to the nearest millisecond.

Return Value

Type: System.TimeSpan

An object that represents value.

Exception Condition

value is less than MinValue or greater than MaxValue.


value is Double.PositiveInfinity.


value is Double.NegativeInfinity.


value is equal to Double.NaN.

The value parameter is converted to milliseconds, which is converted to ticks, and that number of ticks is used to initialize the new TimeSpan. Therefore, value will only be considered accurate to the nearest millisecond. Note that, because of the loss of precision of the Double data type, this conversion can generate an OverflowException for values that are near to but still in the range of either MinValue or MaxValue. For example, this causes an OverflowException in the following attempt to instantiate a TimeSpan object.

// The following throws an OverflowException at runtime
TimeSpan maxSpan = TimeSpan.FromMinutes(TimeSpan.MaxValue.TotalMinutes);

The following example creates several TimeSpan objects using the FromMinutes method.

// Example of the TimeSpan.FromMinutes( double ) method.
using System;

class FromMinutesDemo
    static void GenTimeSpanFromMinutes( double minutes )
        // Create a TimeSpan object and TimeSpan string from 
        // a number of minutes.
        TimeSpan    interval = TimeSpan.FromMinutes( minutes );
        string      timeInterval = interval.ToString( );

        // Pad the end of the TimeSpan string with spaces if it 
        // does not contain milliseconds.
        int pIndex = timeInterval.IndexOf( ':' );
        pIndex = timeInterval.IndexOf( '.', pIndex );
        if( pIndex < 0 )   timeInterval += "        ";

        Console.WriteLine( "{0,21}{1,26}", minutes, timeInterval );

    static void Main( )
            "This example of TimeSpan.FromMinutes( double )\n" +
            "generates the following output.\n" );
        Console.WriteLine( "{0,21}{1,18}",
            "FromMinutes", "TimeSpan" );
        Console.WriteLine( "{0,21}{1,18}", 
            "-----------", "--------" );

        GenTimeSpanFromMinutes( 0.00001 );
        GenTimeSpanFromMinutes( 0.00002 );
        GenTimeSpanFromMinutes( 0.12345 );
        GenTimeSpanFromMinutes( 1234.56789 );
        GenTimeSpanFromMinutes( 12345678.98765 );
        GenTimeSpanFromMinutes( 0.01666 );
        GenTimeSpanFromMinutes( 1 );
        GenTimeSpanFromMinutes( 60 );
        GenTimeSpanFromMinutes( 1440 );
        GenTimeSpanFromMinutes( 30020.33667 );

This example of TimeSpan.FromMinutes( double )
generates the following output.

          FromMinutes          TimeSpan
          -----------          --------
                1E-05          00:00:00.0010000
                2E-05          00:00:00.0010000
              0.12345          00:00:07.4070000
           1234.56789          20:34:34.0730000
       12345678.98765     8573.09:18:59.2590000
              0.01666          00:00:01
                    1          00:01:00
                   60          01:00:00
                 1440        1.00:00:00
          30020.33667       20.20:20:20.2000000

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.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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