Microsoft.Bcl.TimeProvider 8.0.1

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dotnet add package Microsoft.Bcl.TimeProvider --version 8.0.1                
NuGet\Install-Package Microsoft.Bcl.TimeProvider -Version 8.0.1                
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="Microsoft.Bcl.TimeProvider" Version="8.0.1" />                
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Microsoft.Bcl.TimeProvider --version 8.0.1                
#r "nuget: Microsoft.Bcl.TimeProvider, 8.0.1"                
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install Microsoft.Bcl.TimeProvider as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Microsoft.Bcl.TimeProvider&version=8.0.1

// Install Microsoft.Bcl.TimeProvider as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Microsoft.Bcl.TimeProvider&version=8.0.1                


Microsoft.Bcl.TimeProvider provides time abstraction support for apps targeting .NET 7 and earlier, as well as those intended for the .NET Framework. For apps targeting .NET 8 and newer versions, referencing this package is unnecessary, as the types it contains are already included in the .NET 8 and higher platform versions.

Key Features

  • Provides a common abstraction for time-related operations.

How to Use

using System;

// A class that uses TimeProvider to get the current time in Utc coordinates
public class UtcClock
    private readonly TimeProvider _timeProvider;

    // Constructor that takes a TimeProvider as a dependency
    public Clock(TimeProvider timeProvider)
        _timeProvider = timeProvider;

    // A method that returns the current time as a string
    public string GetTime()
        return _timeProvider.GetLocalNow().ToString("HH:mm:ss");

// A class that inherits from TimeProvider and overrides the GetLocalNow method
public class UtcTimeProvider : TimeProvider
    // Override the GetLocalNow method to always return UTC time
    public override DateTimeOffset GetLocalNow()
        return TimeProvider.System.GetUtcNow();

Main Types

The main types provided by this library are:

  • TimeProvider
  • TimeProviderTaskExtensions

Additional Documentation

Feedback & Contributing

Microsoft.Bcl.TimeProvider is released as open source under the MIT license. Bug reports and contributions are welcome at the GitHub repository.

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