TimeZone.CurrentTimeZone TimeZone.CurrentTimeZone TimeZone.CurrentTimeZone TimeZone.CurrentTimeZone Property

Definition

Gets the time zone of the current computer.

public:
 static property TimeZone ^ CurrentTimeZone { TimeZone ^ get(); };
public static TimeZone CurrentTimeZone { get; }
member this.CurrentTimeZone : TimeZone
Public Shared ReadOnly Property CurrentTimeZone As TimeZone

Property Value

A TimeZone object that represents the current local time zone.

Examples

The following example references the CurrentTimeZone property and displays the names for standard time and daylight saving time for the local time zone.

// Example of selected TimeZone class elements.
using namespace System;
using namespace System::Globalization;
int main()
{
   String^ dataFmt = "{0,-30}{1}";
   String^ timeFmt = "{0,-30}{1:yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm}";
   Console::WriteLine( "This example of selected TimeZone class "
   "elements generates the following \n"
   "output, which varies depending on the "
   "time zone in which it is run.\n" );
   
   // Get the local time zone and the current local time and year.
   TimeZone^ localZone = TimeZone::CurrentTimeZone;
   DateTime currentDate = DateTime::Now;
   int currentYear = currentDate.Year;
   
   // Display the names for standard time and daylight saving 
   // time for the local time zone.
   Console::WriteLine( dataFmt, "Standard time name:", localZone->StandardName );
   Console::WriteLine( dataFmt, "Daylight saving time name:", localZone->DaylightName );
   
   // Display the current date and time and show if they occur 
   // in daylight saving time.
   Console::WriteLine( String::Concat( "\n", timeFmt ), "Current date and time:", currentDate );
   Console::WriteLine( dataFmt, "Daylight saving time?", localZone->IsDaylightSavingTime( currentDate ) );
   
   // Get the current Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and UTC 
   // offset.
   DateTime currentUTC = localZone->ToUniversalTime( currentDate );
   TimeSpan currentOffset = localZone->GetUtcOffset( currentDate );
   Console::WriteLine( timeFmt, "Coordinated Universal Time:", currentUTC );
   Console::WriteLine( dataFmt, "UTC offset:", currentOffset );
   
   // Get the DaylightTime object for the current year.
   DaylightTime^ daylight = localZone->GetDaylightChanges( currentYear );
   
   // Display the daylight saving time range for the current year.
   Console::WriteLine( "\nDaylight saving time for year {0}:", currentYear );
   Console::WriteLine( "{0:yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm} to "
   "{1:yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm}, delta: {2}", daylight->Start, daylight->End, daylight->Delta );
}

/*
This example of selected TimeZone class elements generates the following
output, which varies depending on the time zone in which it is run.

Standard time name:           Pacific Standard Time
Daylight saving time name:    Pacific Daylight Time

Current date and time:        2006-01-06 16:47
Daylight saving time?         False
Coordinated Universal Time:   2006-01-07 00:47
UTC offset:                   -08:00:00

Daylight saving time for year 2006:
2006-04-02 02:00 to 2006-10-29 02:00, delta: 01:00:00
*/
// Example of selected TimeZone class elements.
using System;
using System.Globalization;

class TimeZoneDemo
{
    static void Main( )
    {
        const string dataFmt = "{0,-30}{1}";
        const string timeFmt = "{0,-30}{1:yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm}";

        Console.WriteLine(
            "This example of selected TimeZone class " +
            "elements generates the following \n" +
            "output, which varies depending on the " +
            "time zone in which it is run.\n" );

        // Get the local time zone and the current local time and year.
        TimeZone localZone = TimeZone.CurrentTimeZone;
        DateTime currentDate = DateTime.Now;
        int      currentYear = currentDate.Year;

        // Display the names for standard time and daylight saving 
        // time for the local time zone.
        Console.WriteLine( dataFmt, "Standard time name:", 
            localZone.StandardName );
        Console.WriteLine( dataFmt, "Daylight saving time name:", 
            localZone.DaylightName );

        // Display the current date and time and show if they occur 
        // in daylight saving time.
        Console.WriteLine( "\n" + timeFmt, "Current date and time:",
            currentDate );
        Console.WriteLine( dataFmt, "Daylight saving time?", 
            localZone.IsDaylightSavingTime( currentDate ) );

        // Get the current Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and UTC 
        // offset.
        DateTime currentUTC = 
            localZone.ToUniversalTime( currentDate );
        TimeSpan currentOffset = 
            localZone.GetUtcOffset( currentDate );

        Console.WriteLine( timeFmt, "Coordinated Universal Time:", 
            currentUTC );
        Console.WriteLine( dataFmt, "UTC offset:", currentOffset );

        // Get the DaylightTime object for the current year.
        DaylightTime daylight = 
            localZone.GetDaylightChanges( currentYear );

        // Display the daylight saving time range for the current year.
        Console.WriteLine( 
            "\nDaylight saving time for year {0}:", currentYear );
        Console.WriteLine( "{0:yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm} to " +
            "{1:yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm}, delta: {2}", 
            daylight.Start, daylight.End, daylight.Delta );
    } 
} 

/*
This example of selected TimeZone class elements generates the following
output, which varies depending on the time zone in which it is run.

Standard time name:           Pacific Standard Time
Daylight saving time name:    Pacific Daylight Time

Current date and time:        2006-01-06 16:47
Daylight saving time?         False
Coordinated Universal Time:   2006-01-07 00:47
UTC offset:                   -08:00:00

Daylight saving time for year 2006:
2006-04-02 02:00 to 2006-10-29 02:00, delta: 01:00:00
*/ 
' Example of selected TimeZone class elements.
Imports System.Globalization

Module TimeZoneDemo

    Sub Main( )

        Const dataFmt As String = "{0,-30}{1}"
        Const timeFmt As String = "{0,-30}{1:yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm}"

        Console.WriteLine( "This example of selected " & _
            "TimeZone class elements generates the following " & _
            vbCrLf & "output, which varies depending on the " & _
            "time zone in which it is run." & vbCrLf )

        ' Get the local time zone and the current local time and year.
        Dim localZone As TimeZone = TimeZone.CurrentTimeZone
        Dim currentDate As DateTime = DateTime.Now
        Dim currentYear As Integer = currentDate.Year

        ' Display the names for standard time and daylight saving 
        ' time for the local time zone.
        Console.WriteLine( dataFmt, "Standard time name:", _
            localZone.StandardName )
        Console.WriteLine( dataFmt, "Daylight saving time name:", _
            localZone.DaylightName )

        ' Display the current date and time and show if they occur 
        ' in daylight saving time.
        Console.WriteLine( vbCrLf & timeFmt, _
            "Current date and time:", currentDate )
        Console.WriteLine( dataFmt, "Daylight saving time?", _
            localZone.IsDaylightSavingTime( currentDate ) )

        ' Get the current Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and UTC 
        ' offset.
        Dim currentUTC As DateTime = _
            localZone.ToUniversalTime( currentDate )
        Dim currentOffset As TimeSpan = _
            localZone.GetUtcOffset( currentDate )

        Console.WriteLine( timeFmt, "Coordinated Universal Time:", _
            currentUTC )
        Console.WriteLine( dataFmt, "UTC offset:", currentOffset )

        ' Get the DaylightTime object for the current year.
        Dim daylight As DaylightTime = _
            localZone.GetDaylightChanges( currentYear )

        ' Display the daylight saving time range for the current year.
        Console.WriteLine( vbCrLf & _
            "Daylight saving time for year {0}:", currentYear )
        Console.WriteLine( "{0:yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm} to " & _
            "{1:yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm}, delta: {2}", _
            daylight.Start, daylight.End, daylight.Delta )
    End Sub 
End Module 

'This example of selected TimeZone class elements generates the following
'output, which varies depending on the time zone in which it is run.
'
'Standard time name:           Pacific Standard Time
'Daylight saving time name:    Pacific Daylight Time
'
'Current date and time:        2006-01-06 16:47
'Daylight saving time?         False
'Coordinated Universal Time:   2006-01-07 00:47
'UTC offset:                   -08:00:00
'
'Daylight saving time for year 2006:
'2006-04-02 02:00 to 2006-10-29 02:00, delta: 01:00:00

Remarks

The CurrentTimeZone property corresponds to the TimeZoneInfo.Local property. Whenever possible, use the TimeZoneInfo.Local property.

Notes to Callers

Local time zone data is cached after CurrentTimeZone is first used to retrieve time zone information. If the system's local time zone subsequently changes, the CurrentTimeZone property does not reflect this change. If you need to handle time zone changes while your application is running, use the TimeZoneInfo class and call its ClearCachedData() method.

Applies to

See also