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TimeSpan::TicksPerMinute Field

Represents the number of ticks in 1 minute. This field is constant.

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

literal long long TicksPerMinute

The value of this constant is 600 million; that is, 600,000,000.

The following code example references and displays the value of the TicksPerMinute field.

// Example of the TimeSpan fields. 
using namespace System;

// Pad the end of a TimeSpan string with spaces if it does not  
// contain milliseconds.
String^ Align( TimeSpan interval )
   String^ intervalStr = interval.ToString();
   int pointIndex = intervalStr->IndexOf( ':' );
   pointIndex = intervalStr->IndexOf( '.', pointIndex );
   if ( pointIndex < 0 )
      intervalStr = String::Concat( intervalStr, "        " );

   return intervalStr;

int main()
   String^ numberFmt = "{0,-22}{1,18:N0}";
   String^ timeFmt = "{0,-22}{1,26}";
   Console::WriteLine( "This example of the fields of the TimeSpan class" 
   "\ngenerates the following output.\n" );
   Console::WriteLine( numberFmt, "Field", "Value" );
   Console::WriteLine( numberFmt, "-----", "-----" );

   // Display the maximum, minimum, and zero TimeSpan values.
   Console::WriteLine( timeFmt, "Maximum TimeSpan", Align( TimeSpan::MaxValue ) );
   Console::WriteLine( timeFmt, "Minimum TimeSpan", Align( TimeSpan::MinValue ) );
   Console::WriteLine( timeFmt, "Zero TimeSpan", Align( TimeSpan::Zero ) );

   // Display the ticks-per-time-unit fields.
   Console::WriteLine( numberFmt, "Ticks per day", TimeSpan::TicksPerDay );
   Console::WriteLine( numberFmt, "Ticks per hour", TimeSpan::TicksPerHour );
   Console::WriteLine( numberFmt, "Ticks per minute", TimeSpan::TicksPerMinute );
   Console::WriteLine( numberFmt, "Ticks per second", TimeSpan::TicksPerSecond );
   Console::WriteLine( numberFmt, "Ticks per millisecond", TimeSpan::TicksPerMillisecond );

This example of the fields of the TimeSpan class
generates the following output.

Field                              Value
-----                              -----
Maximum TimeSpan       10675199.02:48:05.4775807
Minimum TimeSpan      -10675199.02:48:05.4775808
Zero TimeSpan                   00:00:00

Ticks per day            864,000,000,000
Ticks per hour            36,000,000,000
Ticks per minute             600,000,000
Ticks per second              10,000,000
Ticks per millisecond             10,000

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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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