# DateTimeOffset.AddTicks(Int64) Method

## Definition

Returns a new DateTimeOffset object that adds a specified number of ticks to the value of this instance.

```
public:
DateTimeOffset AddTicks(long ticks);
```

`public DateTimeOffset AddTicks (long ticks);`

`member this.AddTicks : int64 -> DateTimeOffset`

`Public Function AddTicks (ticks As Long) As DateTimeOffset`

#### Parameters

- ticks
- Int64

A number of 100-nanosecond ticks. The number can be negative or positive.

#### Returns

An object whose value is the sum of the date and time represented by the current DateTimeOffset object and the number of ticks represented by `ticks`

.

#### Exceptions

The resulting DateTimeOffset value is less than MinValue.

-or-

The resulting DateTimeOffset value is greater than MaxValue.

## Remarks

A tick represents 100 nanoseconds, or one-ten millionth of a second. Because a tick is a very small and precise time interval, any larger time unit can be expressed as a number of ticks without a loss of precision.

Note

This method returns a new DateTimeOffset object. It does not modify the value of the current object by adding `minutes`

to its date and time.

The following table lists the number of ticks in a particular time interval.

Time interval | Number of ticks |
---|---|

Second | 10,000,000 |

Minute | 600,000,000 |

Hour | 36,000,000,000 |

Day | 864,000,000,000 |

Week | 6,048,000,000,000 |

Month | Depends on number of days in the month. |

Non-leap year | 315,360,000,000,000 |

Leap year | 316,224,000,000,000 |

Because a DateTimeOffset object does not represent the date and time in a specific time zone, the AddTicks method does not consider a particular time zone's adjustment rules when it performs date and time arithmetic.