DateTime.Ticks Property

Gets the current number of ticks in the current DateTime object.

Namespace: System
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)


public long Ticks { get; }

Property Value

The current number of ticks, expressed as a number ranging from the value in the MinValue field through the value in the MaxValue field.


One tick equals 100 nanoseconds. The value of this property represents the number of ticks that have elapsed since 12:00:00 midnight, January 1, 0001.

Version Information

Available in the .NET Micro Framework versions 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0, 4.1, and 4.2.

See Also


DateTime Structure
DateTime Members
System Namespace