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How to measure execution time with C#

, 12 Dec 2011
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Code that measures a time interval as you would measure the execution time of a task

This C# code measures a time interval as you would measure the execution time of a task:

DateTimestartTime=DateTime.Now;
Console.WriteLine("Started:{0",startTime);
//Executethetasktobetimed
for(int i=1;i<100000;i++)
{
    //Executethetasktobetimed
}
DateTime stopTime = DateTime.Now;
Console.WriteLine("Stopped:{0",stopTime);
TimeSpanelapsedTime=stopTime-startTime;
Console.WriteLine("Elapsed:{0",elapsedTime);
Console.WriteLine("inhours:"+elapsedTime.TotalHours);
Console.WriteLine("inminutes:"+elapsedTime.TotalMinutes);
Console.WriteLine("inseconds:"+elapsedTime.TotalSeconds);
Console.WriteLine("inmilliseconds:"+elapsedTime.TotalMilliseconds);

In C# 2.0, the same thing can be done as follows:

Stopwatchwatch=newStopwatch();
watch.Start();
for(inti=1;i<1000000;i++)
{
    //Executethetasktobetimed
}
watch.Stop();
Console.WriteLine("Elapsed:{0",watch.Elapsed);
Console.WriteLine("Inmilliseconds:{0",watch.ElapsedMilliseconds);
Console.WriteLine("Intimerticks:{0",watch.ElapsedTicks);

For DateTime formatting options, refer to Format date and time.

 
alternatively you may also try http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff650674.aspx[^]

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GeneralReason for my vote of 1 http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr... PinmemberSangunni12-Dec-11 22:02 
Generalyes copied but was very much help full for me in beginning s... PinmemberDenno.Secqtinstien12-Dec-11 18:23 
GeneralReason for my vote of 1 might as well be a tip on how to dec... Pinmembercechode12-Dec-11 13:50 
GeneralReason for my vote of 1 another plagiarism http://en.csharp-... PinmemberSelvin12-Dec-11 6:41 

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