DateTime.AddSeconds(Double) DateTime.AddSeconds(Double) DateTime.AddSeconds(Double) DateTime.AddSeconds(Double) Method

Definition

Returns a new DateTime that adds the specified number of seconds to the value of this instance.

public:
 DateTime AddSeconds(double value);
public DateTime AddSeconds (double value);
member this.AddSeconds : double -> DateTime
Public Function AddSeconds (value As Double) As DateTime

Parameters

value
Double Double Double Double

A number of whole and fractional seconds. The value parameter can be negative or positive.

Returns

An object whose value is the sum of the date and time represented by this instance and the number of seconds represented by value.

Exceptions

Examples

The following example uses the AddSeconds method to add 30 seconds and the number of seconds in one day to a DateTime value. It then displays each new value and displays the difference between it and the original value. The difference is displayed both as a time span and as a number of ticks.

using System;

public class Example
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      string dateFormat = "MM/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss";
      DateTime date1 = new DateTime(2014, 9, 8, 16, 0, 0);
      Console.WriteLine("Original date: {0} ({1:N0} ticks)\n",
                        date1.ToString(dateFormat), date1.Ticks);
      
      DateTime date2 = date1.AddSeconds(30);
      Console.WriteLine("Second date:   {0} ({1:N0} ticks)",
                        date2.ToString(dateFormat), date2.Ticks);
      Console.WriteLine("Difference between dates: {0} ({1:N0} ticks)\n",
                        date2 - date1, date2.Ticks - date1.Ticks);                        
      
      // Add 1 day's worth of seconds (60 secs. * 60 mins * 24 hrs.
      DateTime date3 = date1.AddSeconds(60 * 60 * 24);
      Console.WriteLine("Third date:    {0} ({1:N0} ticks)",
                        date3.ToString(dateFormat), date3.Ticks);
      Console.WriteLine("Difference between dates: {0} ({1:N0} ticks)",
                        date3 - date1, date3.Ticks - date1.Ticks);                        
   }
}
// The example displays the following output:
//    Original date: 09/08/2014 04:00:00 (635,457,888,000,000,000 ticks)
//
//    Second date:   09/08/2014 04:00:30 (635,457,888,300,000,000 ticks)
//    Difference between dates: 00:00:30 (300,000,000 ticks)
//
//    Third date:    09/09/2014 04:00:00 (635,458,752,000,000,000 ticks)
//    Difference between dates: 1.00:00:00 (864,000,000,000 ticks)
Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim dateFormat As String = "MM/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss"
      Dim date1 As Date = #09/08/2014 16:00#
      Console.WriteLine("Original date: {0} ({1:N0} ticks)", _
                        date1.ToString(dateFormat), date1.Ticks)
      Console.WriteLine()
      
      Dim date2 As Date = date1.AddSeconds(30)
      Console.WriteLine("Second date:   {0} ({1:N0} ticks)", _
                        date2.ToString(dateFormat), date2.Ticks)
      Console.WriteLine("Difference between dates: {0} ({1:N0} ticks)", _
                        date2 - date1, date2.Ticks - date1.Ticks)                        
      Console.WriteLine()
      
      ' Add 1 day's worth of seconds (60 secs. * 60 mins * 24 hrs.
      Dim date3 As Date = date1.AddSeconds(60 * 60 * 24)
      Console.WriteLine("Third date:    {0} ({1:N0} ticks)", _
                        date3.ToString(dateFormat), date3.Ticks)
      Console.WriteLine("Difference between dates: {0} ({1:N0} ticks)", _
                        date3 - date1, date3.Ticks - date1.Ticks)                        
   End Sub
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'    Original date: 09/08/2014 04:00:00 (635,457,888,000,000,000 ticks)
'
'    Second date:   09/08/2014 04:00:30 (635,457,888,300,000,000 ticks)
'    Difference between dates: 00:00:30 (300,000,000 ticks)
'
'    Third date:    09/09/2014 04:00:00 (635,458,752,000,000,000 ticks)
'    Difference between dates: 1.00:00:00 (864,000,000,000 ticks)

Remarks

This method does not change the value of this DateTime. Instead, it returns a new DateTime whose value is the result of this operation.

The fractional part of value is the fractional part of a second. For example, 4.5 is equivalent to 4 seconds, 500 milliseconds, and 0 ticks.

The value parameter is rounded to the nearest millisecond.

Applies to

See also