Stopwatch Stopwatch Stopwatch Constructor

Definition

Initializes a new instance of the Stopwatch class.

public:
 Stopwatch();
public Stopwatch ();
Public Sub New ()

Examples

The following example initializes a Stopwatch instance by using a simple class constructor.

using System;
using System.Diagnostics;
using System.Threading;
class Program
{
    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
        Stopwatch stopWatch = new Stopwatch();
        stopWatch.Start();
        Thread.Sleep(10000);
        stopWatch.Stop();
        // Get the elapsed time as a TimeSpan value.
        TimeSpan ts = stopWatch.Elapsed;

        // Format and display the TimeSpan value.
        string elapsedTime = String.Format("{0:00}:{1:00}:{2:00}.{3:00}",
            ts.Hours, ts.Minutes, ts.Seconds,
            ts.Milliseconds / 10);
        Console.WriteLine("RunTime " + elapsedTime);
    }
}
Imports System
Imports System.Diagnostics
Imports System.Threading


Class Program

    Shared Sub Main(ByVal args() As String)
        Dim stopWatch As New Stopwatch()
        stopWatch.Start()
        Thread.Sleep(10000)
        stopWatch.Stop()
        ' Get the elapsed time as a TimeSpan value.
        Dim ts As TimeSpan = stopWatch.Elapsed

        ' Format and display the TimeSpan value.
        Dim elapsedTime As String = String.Format("{0:00}:{1:00}:{2:00}.{3:00}", ts.Hours, ts.Minutes, ts.Seconds, ts.Milliseconds / 10)
        Console.WriteLine( "RunTime " + elapsedTime)

    End Sub 'Main
End Class 'Program

Remarks

The returned Stopwatch instance is stopped, and the elapsed time property of the instance is zero.

Use the Start method to begin measuring elapsed time with the new Stopwatch instance. Use the StartNew method to initialize a new Stopwatch instance and immediately start it.

Applies to

See also