DateTime.ToFileTime() Method in C#

This method is used to convert the value of the current DateTime object to a Windows file time.

Syntax: public long ToFileTime ();

Return Value: This method returns the value of the current DateTime object expressed as a Windows file time.



Exception: This method will give ArgumentOutOfRangeException if the resulting file time would represent a date and time before 12:00 midnight January 1, 1601 C.E. UTC.

Below programs illustrate the use of DateTime.ToFileTime() Method:

Example 1:

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// C# program to demonstrate the
// DateTime.ToFileTime()
// Method
using System;
using System.Globalization;
  
class GFG {
  
    // Main Method
    public static void Main()
    {
        try {
  
            // creating object of DateTime
            DateTime date = new DateTime(2011, 1,
                                    1, 4, 0, 15);
  
            // converting current DateTime 
            // object to a Windows file time.
            // using ToFileTime() method;
            long value = date.ToFileTime();
  
            // Display the TimeSpan
            Console.WriteLine("Windows file time "+
                                  "is {0}", value);
        }
  
        catch (ArgumentOutOfRangeException e) 
        {
            Console.Write("Exception Thrown: ");
            Console.Write("{0}", e.GetType(), e.Message);
        }
    }
}

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Output:

Windows file time is 129383280150000000

Example 2: For ArgumentOutOfRangeException

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// C# program to demonstrate the
// DateTime.ToFileTime()
// Method
using System;
using System.Globalization;
  
class GFG {
  
    // Main Method
    public static void Main()
    {
        try {
  
            // creating object of DateTime
            DateTime date = new DateTime(1600, 1,
                                    1, 4, 0, 15);
  
            // converting current DateTime
            // object to a Windows file time.
            // using ToFileTime() method;
            long value = date.ToFileTime();
  
            // Display the TimeSpan
            Console.WriteLine("Windows file time"+
                                " is {0}", value);
        }
  
        catch (ArgumentOutOfRangeException e) 
        {
            Console.Write("Exception Thrown: ");
            Console.Write("{0}", e.GetType(), e.Message);
        }
    }
}

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Output:

Exception Thrown: System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException

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