Utc Time And Date Now



Gets a DateTime object that is set to the current date and time on this computer, expressed as the local time.


Current Uat Time

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Utc Time And Date Now

This site provides the current time in milliseconds elapsed since the UNIX epoch (Jan 1, 1970) as well as in other common formats including local / UTC time comparisons. You can also convert milliseconds to date & time and the other way around. ' The local time is equal to the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) time plus the UTC offset. For more information about the UTC offset, see TimeZone. The conversion also takes into account the daylight saving time rule that applies to the time represented by the current DateTime object.'


An object whose value is the current local date and time.



  1. The optional timestamp parameter in the date function specifies a timestamp. If omitted, the current date and time will be used (as in the examples above). The PHP mktime function returns the Unix timestamp for a date. The Unix timestamp contains the number of seconds between the Unix Epoch (January 1 1970 00:00:00 GMT) and the time specified.
  2. Date and Time Formatting with @utcNow The Current Time action format is, as previously shown, with the Convert Time Zone. The @utcNow function requires some more input to format the date and time correctly. @utcNow(‘dd’) This will display the current day in a numerical value i.e. 01 for the 1st of the month.

The following example uses the Now and UtcNow properties to retrieve the current local date and time and the current universal coordinated (UTC) date and time. It then uses the formatting conventions of a number of cultures to display the strings, along with the values of the their Kind properties.


The Now property returns a DateTime value that represents the current date and time on the local computer. Note that there is a difference between a DateTime value, which represents the number of ticks that have elapsed since midnight of January 1, 0001, and the string representation of that DateTime value, which expresses a date and time value in a culture-specific-specific format. For information on formatting date and time values, see the ToString method. The following example displays the short date and time string in a number of culture-specific formats.

Time at utc

Current Utc Day Date Time


Utc Date And Time Converter

The resolution of this property depends on the system timer, which depends on the underlying operating system. It tends to be between 0.5 and 15 milliseconds. As a result, repeated calls to the Now property in a short time interval, such as in a loop, may return the same value.

The Now property is frequently used to measure performance. However, because of its low resolution, it is not suitable for use as a benchmarking tool. A better alternative is to use the Stopwatch class.

Starting with the .NET Framework version 2.0, the return value is a DateTime whose Kind property returns DateTimeKind.Local.


You can also use the DateTimeOffset.Now property to retrieve the current local date and time. It allows a local time to be expressed unambiguously as a single point in time, which in turn makes that time value portable across computers.

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