# TimeSpan.TotalSeconds Property

## Definition

Gets the value of the current TimeSpan structure expressed in whole and fractional seconds.

``````public:
property double TotalSeconds { double get(); };``````
``public double TotalSeconds { get; }``
``member this.TotalSeconds : double``
``Public ReadOnly Property TotalSeconds As Double``

#### Property Value

Double

The total number of seconds represented by this instance.

## Examples

The following example instantiates a TimeSpan object and displays the value of its TotalSeconds property. It also displays the value of its milliseconds component, which forms the fractional part of the value of its TotalSeconds property.

``````// Define an interval of 1 day, 15+ hours.
TimeSpan interval = new TimeSpan(1, 15, 42, 45, 750);
Console.WriteLine("Value of TimeSpan: {0}", interval);

Console.WriteLine("{0:N5} seconds, as follows:", interval.TotalSeconds);
Console.WriteLine("   Seconds:      {0,8:N0}", interval.Days * 24 * 60 * 60 +
interval.Hours *60 * 60 +
interval.Minutes * 60 +
interval.Seconds);
Console.WriteLine("   Milliseconds: {0,8}", interval.Milliseconds);

// The example displays the following output:
//       Value of TimeSpan: 1.15:42:45.7500000
//       142,965.75000 seconds, as follows:
//          Seconds:       142,965
//          Milliseconds:      750
``````
``````Module Example
Public Sub Main()
' Define an interval of 1 day, 15+ hours.
Dim interval As New TimeSpan(1, 15, 42, 45, 750)
Console.WriteLine("Value of TimeSpan: {0}", interval)

Console.WriteLine("{0:N5} seconds, as follows:", interval.TotalSeconds)
Console.WriteLine("   Seconds:      {0,8:N0}", interval.Days * 24 * 60 * 60 + _
interval.Hours *60 * 60 + _
interval.Minutes * 60 + _
interval.Seconds)
Console.WriteLine("   Milliseconds: {0,8}", interval.Milliseconds)
End Sub
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'       Value of TimeSpan: 1.15:42:45.7500000
'       142,965.75000 seconds, as follows:
'          Seconds:       142,965
'          Milliseconds:      750
``````

## Remarks

This property converts the value of this instance from ticks to seconds. This number might include whole and fractional seconds.

The TotalSeconds property represents whole and fractional seconds, whereas the Seconds property represents whole seconds.