Stopwatch.IsHighResolution Stopwatch.IsHighResolution Stopwatch.IsHighResolution Stopwatch.IsHighResolution Field

Definition

Indicates whether the timer is based on a high-resolution performance counter. This field is read-only.

public: static initonly bool IsHighResolution;
public static readonly bool IsHighResolution;
 staticval mutable IsHighResolution : bool
Public Shared ReadOnly IsHighResolution As Boolean 

Field Value

Examples

The following example displays the frequency and resolution of a Stopwatch timer. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the Stopwatch class.

void DisplayTimerProperties()
{
   // Display the timer frequency and resolution.
   if ( Stopwatch::IsHighResolution )
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "Operations timed using the system's high-resolution performance counter." );
   }
   else
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "Operations timed using the DateTime class." );
   }

   Int64 frequency = Stopwatch::Frequency;
   Console::WriteLine( "  Timer frequency in ticks per second = {0}", frequency );
   Int64 nanosecPerTick = (1000L * 1000L * 1000L) / frequency;
   Console::WriteLine( "  Timer is accurate within {0} nanoseconds", nanosecPerTick );
}
public static void DisplayTimerProperties()
{
    // Display the timer frequency and resolution.
    if (Stopwatch.IsHighResolution)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Operations timed using the system's high-resolution performance counter.");
    }
    else 
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Operations timed using the DateTime class.");
    }

    long frequency = Stopwatch.Frequency;
    Console.WriteLine("  Timer frequency in ticks per second = {0}",
        frequency);
    long nanosecPerTick = (1000L*1000L*1000L) / frequency;
    Console.WriteLine("  Timer is accurate within {0} nanoseconds", 
        nanosecPerTick);
}
Public Shared Sub DisplayTimerProperties()

   ' Display the timer frequency and resolution.
   If Stopwatch.IsHighResolution Then
      Console.WriteLine("Operations timed using the system's high-resolution performance counter.")
   Else
      Console.WriteLine("Operations timed using the DateTime class.")
   End If
   
   Dim frequency As Long = Stopwatch.Frequency
   Console.WriteLine("  Timer frequency in ticks per second = {0}", frequency)
   Dim nanosecPerTick As Long = 1000000000 / frequency
   Console.WriteLine("  Timer is accurate within {0} nanoseconds", nanosecPerTick)

End Sub

Remarks

The timer used by the Stopwatch class depends on the system hardware and operating system. IsHighResolution is true if the Stopwatch timer is based on a high-resolution performance counter. Otherwise, IsHighResolution is false, which indicates that the Stopwatch timer is based on the system timer.

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