# DateTimeOffset.Ticks Property

## Definition

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Gets the number of ticks that represents the date and time of the current DateTimeOffset object in clock time.

```
public:
property long Ticks { long get(); };
```

`public long Ticks { get; }`

`member this.Ticks : int64`

`Public ReadOnly Property Ticks As Long`

#### Property Value

The number of ticks in the DateTimeOffset object's clock time.

## Examples

The following example initializes a DateTimeOffset object by approximating the number of ticks in the date July 1, 2008 1:23:07. It then displays the date and the number of ticks represented by that date to the console.

```
// Attempt to initialize date to number of ticks
// in July 1, 2008 1:23:07.
//
// There are 10,000,000 100-nanosecond intervals in a second
const long NSPerSecond = 10000000;
long ticks;
ticks = 7 * NSPerSecond; // Ticks in a 7 seconds
ticks += 23 * 60 * NSPerSecond; // Ticks in 23 minutes
ticks += 1 * 60 * 60 * NSPerSecond; // Ticks in 1 hour
ticks += 60 * 60 * 24 * NSPerSecond; // Ticks in 1 day
ticks += 181 * 60 * 60 * 24 * NSPerSecond; // Ticks in 6 months
ticks += 2007 * 60 * 60 * 24 * 365L * NSPerSecond; // Ticks in 2007 years
ticks += 486 * 60 * 60 * 24 * NSPerSecond; // Adjustment for leap years
DateTimeOffset dto = new DateTimeOffset(
ticks,
DateTimeOffset.Now.Offset);
Console.WriteLine("There are {0:n0} ticks in {1}.",
dto.Ticks,
dto.ToString());
// The example displays the following output:
// There are 633,504,721,870,000,000 ticks in 7/1/2008 1:23:07 AM -08:00.
```

```
// Attempt to initialize date to number of ticks
// in July 1, 2008 1:23:07.
//
// There are 10,000,000 100-nanosecond intervals in a second
let NSPerSecond = 10000000L
let ticks = 7L * NSPerSecond // Ticks in a 7 seconds
let ticks = ticks + 23L * 60L * NSPerSecond // Ticks in 23 minutes
let ticks = ticks + 1L * 60L * 60L * NSPerSecond // Ticks in 1 hour
let ticks = ticks + 60L * 60L * 24L * NSPerSecond // Ticks in 1 day
let ticks = ticks + 181L * 60L * 60L * 24L * NSPerSecond // Ticks in 6 months
let ticks = ticks + 2007L * 60L * 60L * 24L * 365L * NSPerSecond // Ticks in 2007 years
let ticks = ticks + 486L * 60L * 60L * 24L * NSPerSecond // Adjustment for leap years
let dto = DateTimeOffset(ticks, DateTimeOffset.Now.Offset)
printfn $"There are {ticks:n0} ticks in {dto}."
// The example displays the following output:
// There are 633,504,721,870,000,000 ticks in 7/1/2008 1:23:07 AM -08:00.
```

```
' Attempt to initialize date to number of ticks
' in July 1, 2008 1:23:07.
'
' There are 10,000,000 100-nanosecond intervals in a second
Const NSPerSecond As Long = 10000000
Dim ticks As Long
ticks = 7 * NSPerSecond ' Ticks in a 7 seconds
ticks += 23 * 60 * NSPerSecond ' Ticks in 23 minutes
ticks += 1 * 60 * 60 * NSPerSecond ' Ticks in 1 hour
ticks += 60 * 60 * 24 * NSPerSecond ' Ticks in 1 day
ticks += 181 * 60 * 60 * 24 * NSPerSecond ' Ticks in 6 months
ticks += 2007 * 60 * 60 * 24 * 365l * NSPerSecond ' Ticks in 2007 years
ticks += 486 * 60 * 60 * 24 * NSPerSecond ' Adjustment for leap years
Dim dto As DateTimeOffset = New DateTimeOffset( _
ticks, _
DateTimeOffset.Now.Offset)
Console.WriteLine("There are {0:n0} ticks in {1}.", _
dto.Ticks, _
dto.ToString())
' The example displays the following output:
' There are 633,504,721,870,000,000 ticks in 7/1/2008 1:23:07 AM -08:00.
```

## Remarks

The Ticks property is not affected by the value of the Offset property.

The value of the Ticks property represents the number of 100-nanosecond intervals that have elapsed since 12:00:00 midnight on January 1, 0001 (the value of MinValue). It does not include ticks that would be added by leap seconds. A nanosecond is one billionth of a second; there are ten million ticks in a second. The value of the Ticks property ranges from `DateTimeOffset.MinValue.Ticks`

to `DateTimeOffset.MaxValue.Ticks`

.

You can assign the number of ticks to a DateTimeOffset object by using the DateTimeOffset(Int64, TimeSpan) constructor overload.