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C# in a Nutshell by Peter Drayton, Ted Neward, Ben Albahari

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Name

DateTime

Synopsis

This simple value type represents a moment in time from 12:00:00 A.M., 1/1/0001 C.E. (Common Era), to 11:59:59 P.M., 12/31/9999 C.E., which is measured to the nearest tick, or 100-nanosecond interval. You can use this type in greater-than/less-than comparisons, sorting, and in calculations using other DateTime or TimeSpan instances. You can also use convenient Add() methods, such as AddSeconds(), with a positive or negative value.

To extract part of a date, use properties such as Day and Minute. All properties except Ticks represent a single component of a compound date, not the whole date. You can convert a string into a DateTime using the static Parse() or ParseExact() methods, which require that the date match the pattern specified by a supplied format string.

The DateTime class also provides valuable static functions that can determine the number of days in a month (DaysInMonth()), evaluate whether a year is a leap year (IsLeapYear()), and retrieve the date stamp from a file (FromFileTime()). You can also get the current date from the static property Today (or UtcNow for the coordinated universal time).

public struct DateTime : IComparable, IFormattable, IConvertible {
// Public Constructors
   public method DateTime(int year, int month, int day);  
   public method DateTime(int year, int month, int day, 
        System.Globalization.Calendar calendar);  
   public method DateTime(int year, int month, int day, 
        int hour, int minute, int second);  
   public method DateTime(int  ...

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