DateAndTime ClassMSBuild Extension Pack Help 4.0.12.0
Valid TaskActions are:

AddDays (Required: Format, Value Optional: Start Output: Result)

AddHours (Required: Format, Value Optional: Start Output: Result)

AddMilliseconds (Required: Format, Value Optional: Start Output: Result)

AddMinutes (Required: Format, Value Optional: Start Output: Result)

AddMonths (Required: Format, Value Optional: Start Output: Result)

AddSeconds (Required: Format, Value Optional: Start Output: Result)

AddTicks (Required: Format, Value Optional: Start Output: Result)

AddYears (Required: Format, Value Optional: Start Output: Result)

CheckBetween (Required: Start, End Optional: UseUtc Output: BoolResult)

CheckLater (Required: Start Optional: UseUtc Output: BoolResult)

Get (Required: Format Optional: UseUtc Output: Result)

GetElapsed (Required: Format, Start Optional: End, UseUtc Output: Result)

Remote Execution Support: NA

Inheritance Hierarchy

SystemObject
  Microsoft.Build.UtilitiesTask
    MSBuild.ExtensionPackBaseTask
      MSBuild.ExtensionPack.FrameworkDateAndTime

Namespace: MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework
Assembly: MSBuild.ExtensionPack (in MSBuild.ExtensionPack.dll) Version: 4.0.0.0

The DateAndTime type exposes the following members.

Constructors

  NameDescription
Public methodDateAndTime
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Properties

  NameDescription
Public propertyBoolResult
The output boolean result.
Public propertyEnd
The end time to use for GetElapsed. Default is DateTime.Now
Public propertyFormat
Format to apply to the Result. For GetTime, Format can be any valid DateTime format. For GetElapsed, Format can be Milliseconds, Seconds, Minutes, Hours, Days or Total. Total returns dd:hh:mm:ss
Public propertyResult
The output Result
Public propertyStart
The start time to use
Public propertyUseUtc
Set to true to use UTC Date / Time for the TaskAction. Default is false.
Public propertyValue
Specifies the value to operate with
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Examples

<Project ToolsVersion="4.0" DefaultTargets="Default" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003">
    <PropertyGroup>
        <TPath>$(MSBuildProjectDirectory)\..\MSBuild.ExtensionPack.tasks</TPath>
        <TPath Condition="Exists('$(MSBuildProjectDirectory)\..\..\Common\MSBuild.ExtensionPack.tasks')">$(MSBuildProjectDirectory)\..\..\Common\MSBuild.ExtensionPack.tasks</TPath>
    </PropertyGroup>
    <Import Project="$(TPath)"/>
    <PropertyGroup>
        <Start>1 Jan 2009</Start>
    </PropertyGroup>
    <Target Name="Default">
        <!-- Let's Time how long it takes to perform a certain group of tasks -->
        <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime TaskAction="Get" Format="dd MMM yy HH:mm:ss">
            <Output TaskParameter="Result" PropertyName="MyStartTime"/>
        </MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime>
        <Message Text="I'm sleeping..."/>
        <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.Thread TaskAction="Sleep" Timeout="2000"/>
        <Message Text="Sleep Over!"/>
        <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime TaskAction="GetElapsed" Start="$(MyStartTime)" Format="Seconds">
            <Output TaskParameter="Result" PropertyName="DTResult"/>
        </MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime>
        <Message Text="Slept For: $(DTResult)"/>
        <!-- Get the elapsed days since the start date -->
        <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime TaskAction="GetElapsed" Start="$(Start)" Format="Days">
            <Output TaskParameter="Result" PropertyName="DTResult"/>
        </MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime>
        <Message Text="Days Since $(Start): $(DTResult)"/>
        <!-- Get the elapsed minutes since the start date -->
        <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime TaskAction="GetElapsed" Start="$(Start)" Format="Minutes">
            <Output TaskParameter="Result" PropertyName="DTResult"/>
        </MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime>
        <Message Text="Minutes Since $(Start): $(DTResult)"/>
        <!-- Get the elapsed hours since the start date -->
        <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime TaskAction="GetElapsed" Start="$(Start)" Format="Hours">
            <Output TaskParameter="Result" PropertyName="DTResult"/>
        </MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime>
        <Message Text="Hours Since $(Start): $(DTResult)"/>
        <!-- Get the total elapsed time since the start date -->
        <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime TaskAction="GetElapsed" Start="$(Start)" Format="Total">
            <Output TaskParameter="Result" PropertyName="DTResult"/>
        </MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime>
        <Message Text="Total Elapsed Time Since $(Start): $(DTResult)"/>
        <!-- Get the time in the specified format -->
        <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime TaskAction="Get" Format="dd MMM yy HH:mm:ss">
            <Output TaskParameter="Result" PropertyName="DTResult"/>
        </MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime>
        <Message Text="Date / Time: $(DTResult)"/>
        <!-- Get the UTC time in the specified format -->
        <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime TaskAction="Get" Format="dd MMM yy HH:mm:ss" UseUtc="true">
            <Output TaskParameter="Result" PropertyName="DTResult"/>
        </MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime>
        <Message Text="UTC Date / Time: $(DTResult)"/>
        <!-- Check if its later than a given time -->
        <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime TaskAction="CheckLater" Start="14:10">
            <Output TaskParameter="BoolResult" PropertyName="DTResult"/>
        </MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime>
        <Message Text="Later: $(DTResult)"/>
        <!-- Check if the current time is between two times -->
        <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime TaskAction="CheckBetween" Start="14:10" End="14:25">
            <Output TaskParameter="BoolResult" PropertyName="DTResult"/>
        </MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime>
        <Message Text="Between: $(DTResult)"/>
        <!-- Test Add time targets based on start time provided in AddTimeStart. -->
        <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime TaskAction="Get" Format="dd MMM yy HH:mm:ss">
            <Output TaskParameter="Result" PropertyName="AddTimeStart"/>
        </MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime>
        <Message Text="Add Time To: $(AddTimeStart)"/>
        <!-- Add days -->
        <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime TaskAction="AddDays" Start="$(Start)" Value="30" Format="dd MMM yy HH:mm:ss">
            <Output TaskParameter="Result" PropertyName="DTResult"/>
        </MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime>
        <Message Text="Add 30 days: $(DTResult)"/>
        <!-- Verify add days -->
        <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime TaskAction="GetElapsed" Start="$(Start)" End="$(DTResult)" Format="Days">
            <Output TaskParameter="Result" PropertyName="DTResult"/>
        </MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime>
        <Message Text="Days Since $(Start): $(DTResult)"/>
        <!-- Add hours -->
        <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime TaskAction="AddHours" Start="$(Start)" Value="30" Format="dd MMM yy HH:mm:ss">
            <Output TaskParameter="Result" PropertyName="DTResult"/>
        </MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime>
        <Message Text="30 hours from time: $(DTResult)"/>
        <!-- Verify add hours -->
        <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime TaskAction="GetElapsed" Start="$(Start)" End="$(DTResult)" Format="Hours">
            <Output TaskParameter="Result" PropertyName="DTResult"/>
        </MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime>
        <Message Text="Hours Since $(Start): $(DTResult)"/>
        <!-- Add milliseconds -->
        <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime TaskAction="AddMilliseconds" Start="$(Start)" Value="3000" Format="dd MMM yy HH:mm:ss">
            <Output TaskParameter="Result" PropertyName="DTResult"/>
        </MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime>
        <Message Text="3000 Millisecond from time: $(DTResult)"/>
        <!-- Verify add milliseconds -->
        <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime TaskAction="GetElapsed" Start="$(Start)" End="$(DTResult)" Format="MilliSeconds">
            <Output TaskParameter="Result" PropertyName="DTResult"/>
        </MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime>
        <Message Text="Milliseconds Since $(Start): $(DTResult)"/>
        <!-- Add minutes -->
        <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime TaskAction="AddMinutes" Start="$(Start)" Value="30" Format="dd MMM yy HH:mm:ss">
            <Output TaskParameter="Result" PropertyName="DTResult"/>
        </MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime>
        <Message Text="30 minutes from time: $(DTResult)"/>
        <!-- Verify add minutes -->
        <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime TaskAction="GetElapsed" Start="$(Start)" End="$(DTResult)" Format="Minutes">
            <Output TaskParameter="Result" PropertyName="DTResult"/>
        </MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime>
        <Message Text="Minutes Since $(Start): $(DTResult)"/>
        <!-- Add months -->
        <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime TaskAction="AddMonths" Start="$(Start)" Value="30" Format="dd MMM yy HH:mm:ss">
            <Output TaskParameter="Result" PropertyName="DTResult"/>
        </MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime>
        <Message Text="30 months from time: $(DTResult)"/>
        <!-- Add seconds -->
        <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime TaskAction="AddSeconds" Start="$(Start)" Value="30" Format="dd MMM yy HH:mm:ss">
            <Output TaskParameter="Result" PropertyName="DTResult"/>
        </MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime>
        <Message Text="30 Seconds from time: $(DTResult)"/>
        <!-- Verify add seconds -->
        <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime TaskAction="GetElapsed" Start="$(Start)" End="$(DTResult)" Format="Seconds">
            <Output TaskParameter="Result" PropertyName="DTResult"/>
        </MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime>
        <Message Text="Seconds Since $(Start): $(DTResult)"/>
        <!-- Add ticks -->
        <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime TaskAction="AddTicks" Start="$(Start)" Value="3000" Format="dd MMM yy HH:mm:ss:fff">
            <Output TaskParameter="Result" PropertyName="DTResult"/>
        </MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime>
        <Message Text="3000 ticks from time: $(DTResult)"/>
        <!-- Add years -->
        <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime TaskAction="AddYears" Start="$(Start)" Value="30" Format="dd MMM yy HH:mm:ss">
            <Output TaskParameter="Result" PropertyName="DTResult"/>
        </MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime>
        <Message Text="30 Years from time: $(DTResult)"/>
        <!-- Test Add time targets based current time. -->
        <!-- Add days -->
        <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime TaskAction="AddDays" Value="30" Format="dd MMM yy HH:mm:ss">
            <Output TaskParameter="Result" PropertyName="DTResult"/>
        </MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime>
        <Message Text="30 days from time: $(DTResult)"/>
        <!-- Add hours -->
        <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime TaskAction="AddHours" Value="30" Format="dd MMM yy HH:mm:ss">
            <Output TaskParameter="Result" PropertyName="DTResult"/>
        </MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime>
        <Message Text="30 hours from time: $(DTResult)"/>
        <!-- Add milliseconds -->
        <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime TaskAction="AddMilliseconds" Value="3000" Format="dd MMM yy HH:mm:ss:fff">
            <Output TaskParameter="Result" PropertyName="DTResult"/>
        </MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime>
        <Message Text="3000 Millisecond from time: $(DTResult)"/>
        <!-- Add minutes -->
        <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime TaskAction="AddMinutes" Value="30" Format="dd MMM yy HH:mm:ss">
            <Output TaskParameter="Result" PropertyName="DTResult"/>
        </MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime>
        <Message Text="30 minutes from time: $(DTResult)"/>
        <!-- Add months -->
        <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime TaskAction="AddMonths" Value="30" Format="dd MMM yy HH:mm:ss">
            <Output TaskParameter="Result" PropertyName="DTResult"/>
        </MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime>
        <Message Text="30 months from time: $(DTResult)"/>
        <!-- Add seconds -->
        <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime TaskAction="AddSeconds" Value="30" Format="dd MMM yy HH:mm:ss">
            <Output TaskParameter="Result" PropertyName="DTResult"/>
        </MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime>
        <Message Text="30 Seconds from time: $(DTResult)"/>
        <!-- Add ticks -->
        <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime TaskAction="AddTicks" Value="3000" Format="dd MMM yy HH:mm:ss:fff">
            <Output TaskParameter="Result" PropertyName="DTResult"/>
        </MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime>
        <Message Text="3000 ticks from time: $(DTResult)"/>
        <!-- Add years -->
        <MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime TaskAction="AddYears" Value="30" Format="dd MMM yy HH:mm:ss">
            <Output TaskParameter="Result" PropertyName="DTResult"/>
        </MSBuild.ExtensionPack.Framework.DateAndTime>
        <Message Text="30 Years from time: $(DTResult)"/>
    </Target>
</Project>
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