TimeSpan Constructor (Int64)

Initializes a new TimeSpan to the specified number of ticks.

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

'Declaration
Public Sub New ( _
	ticks As Long _
)

Parameters

ticks
Type: System.Int64
A time period expressed in 100-nanosecond units.

The following code example creates several TimeSpan objects using the constructor overload that initializes a TimeSpan to a specified number of ticks.


' Example of the TimeSpan( Long ) constructor.

Module Example

   ' Create a TimeSpan object and display its value.
   Sub CreateTimeSpan(ByVal outputBlock As System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock, ByVal ticks As Long)

      Dim elapsedTime As New TimeSpan(ticks)

      ' Format the constructor for display.
      Dim ctor As String = _
          String.Format("TimeSpan( {0} )", ticks)

      ' Pad the end of a TimeSpan string with spaces if
      ' it does not contain milliseconds.
      Dim elapsedStr As String = elapsedTime.ToString()
      Dim pointIndex As Integer = elapsedStr.IndexOf(":"c)

      pointIndex = elapsedStr.IndexOf("."c, pointIndex)
      If pointIndex < 0 Then elapsedStr &= "        "

      ' Display the constructor and its value.
      outputBlock.Text &= String.Format("{0,-33}{1,24}", ctor, elapsedStr) & vbCrLf
   End Sub

   Public Sub Demo(ByVal outputBlock As System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock)

      outputBlock.Text &= _
          "This example of the TimeSpan( Long ) constructor " & _
          vbCrLf & "generates the following output." & vbCrLf & vbCrLf
      outputBlock.Text &= String.Format("{0,-33}{1,16}", "Constructor", "Value") & vbCrLf
      outputBlock.Text &= String.Format("{0,-33}{1,16}", "-----------", "-----") & vbCrLf

      CreateTimeSpan(outputBlock, 1)
      CreateTimeSpan(outputBlock, 999999)
      CreateTimeSpan(outputBlock, -1000000000000)
      CreateTimeSpan(outputBlock, 18012202000000)
      CreateTimeSpan(outputBlock, 999999999999999999)
      CreateTimeSpan(outputBlock, 1000000000000000000)

   End Sub
End Module

' This example of the TimeSpan( Long ) constructor
' generates the following output.
' 
' Constructor                                 Value
' -----------                                 -----
' TimeSpan( 1 )                            00:00:00.0000001
' TimeSpan( 999999 )                       00:00:00.0999999
' TimeSpan( -1000000000000 )            -1.03:46:40
' TimeSpan( 18012202000000 )            20.20:20:20.2000000
' TimeSpan( 999999999999999999 )   1157407.09:46:39.9999999
' TimeSpan( 1000000000000000000 )  1157407.09:46:40


Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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