DateTimeKind Enum


Specifies whether a DateTime object represents a local time, a Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), or is not specified as either local time or UTC.

public enum class DateTimeKind
public enum DateTimeKind
public enum DateTimeKind
type DateTimeKind = 
type DateTimeKind = 
Public Enum DateTimeKind


Local 2

The time represented is local time.

Unspecified 0

The time represented is not specified as either local time or Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

Utc 1

The time represented is UTC.


A member of the DateTimeKind enumeration is returned by the DateTime.Kind property.

The members of the DateTimeKind enumeration are used in conversion operations between local time and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), but not in comparison or arithmetic operations. For more information about time conversions, see Converting Times Between Time Zones.

Applies to