DateTime Constructor (Int64)


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Initializes a new instance of the DateTime structure to a specified number of ticks.

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

Public Sub New (
	ticks As Long


Type: System.Int64

A date and time expressed in the number of 100-nanosecond intervals that have elapsed since January 1, 0001 at 00:00:00.000 in the Gregorian calendar.

Exception Condition

ticks is less than DateTime.MinValue or greater than DateTime.MaxValue.

The Kind property is initialized to Unspecified.

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.

The following example demonstrates one of the DateTime constructors.

' This example demonstrates the DateTime(Int64) constructor.
Imports System
Imports System.Globalization
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic

Class Sample
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      ' Instead of using the implicit, default "G" date and time format string, we 
      ' use a custom format string that aligns the results and inserts leading zeroes.
      Dim format As String = "{0}) The {1} date and time is {2:MM/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss tt}"

      ' Create a DateTime for the maximum date and time using ticks.
      Dim dt1 As New DateTime(DateTime.MaxValue.Ticks)

      ' Create a DateTime for the minimum date and time using ticks.
      Dim dt2 As New DateTime(DateTime.MinValue.Ticks)

      ' Create a custom DateTime for 7/28/1979 at 10:35:05 PM using a 
      ' calendar based on the "en-US" culture, and ticks. 
      Dim ticks As Long = New DateTime(1979, 7, 28, 22, 35, 5, _
                                       New CultureInfo("en-US", False).Calendar).Ticks
      Dim dt3 As New DateTime(ticks)

      Console.WriteLine(format, 1, "maximum", dt1)
      Console.WriteLine(format, 2, "minimum", dt2)
      Console.WriteLine(format, 3, "custom ", dt3)
      Console.WriteLine(vbCrLf & "The custom date and time is created from {0:N0} ticks.", ticks)
   End Sub 'Main
End Class 'Sample
'This example produces the following results:
'1) The maximum date and time is 12/31/9999 11:59:59 PM
'2) The minimum date and time is 01/01/0001 12:00:00 AM
'3) The custom  date and time is 07/28/1979 10:35:05 PM
'The custom date and time is created from 624,376,461,050,000,000 ticks.

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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