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TimeSpan Constructor (Int64)

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

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

public TimeSpan(
	long ticks
)

Parameters

ticks
Type: System.Int64

A time period expressed in 100-nanosecond units.

A single tick represents one hundred nanoseconds or one ten-millionth of a second. There are 10,000 ticks in a millisecond.

The following 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. 
using System;

class TimeSpanCtorLDemo
{
    // Create a TimeSpan object and display its value. 
    static void CreateTimeSpan( long ticks )
    {
        TimeSpan elapsedTime = new TimeSpan( ticks );

        // Format the constructor for display. 
        string ctor = String.Format( "TimeSpan( {0} )", ticks );

        // Pad the end of a TimeSpan string with spaces if 
        // it does not contain milliseconds. 
        string  elapsedStr = elapsedTime.ToString( );
        int     pointIndex = elapsedStr.IndexOf( ':' );

        pointIndex = elapsedStr.IndexOf( '.', pointIndex );
        if( pointIndex < 0 ) elapsedStr += "        ";

        // Display the constructor and its value.
        Console.WriteLine( "{0,-33}{1,24}", ctor, elapsedStr );
    }

    static void Main( )
    {
        Console.WriteLine( 
            "This example of the TimeSpan( long ) constructor " +
            "\ngenerates the following output.\n" );
        Console.WriteLine( "{0,-33}{1,16}", "Constructor", "Value" );
        Console.WriteLine( "{0,-33}{1,16}", "-----------", "-----" );

        CreateTimeSpan( 1 );                
        CreateTimeSpan( 999999 );                
        CreateTimeSpan( -1000000000000 );        
        CreateTimeSpan( 18012202000000 );        
        CreateTimeSpan( 999999999999999999 );    
        CreateTimeSpan( 1000000000000000000 );   
    } 
} 

/*
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
*/

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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