Very easy way to time a process

I am currently working on a project where I need to transfer a certain file from a server to a client. My transfer is ok, but how ok is actually? I was asking myself: What is the delay if I send a certain file. How long does the process take to complete? Basically I wanted to stopwatch the time between the start and the end.

This isn’t really hard code, it’s just nice to know.

   1: //to store the start time
   2: private static DateTime StartTime;
   3: //to store the end time
   4: private static DateTime StopTime;
   6: //property to get the time between start and end
   7: public static int TimeInMiliSeconds
   8: {
   9:     get
  10:     {
  11:         TimeSpan ts = StopTime - StartTime;
  12:         //You could also get the Seconds, Minutes ..
  13:         return ts.TotalMilliseconds;
  14:     }
  15: }


To set and get the values you do the following

   1: //Just before the process starts
   2: StartTime = DateTime.Now;
   3: ....
   4: //When the process stops
   5: StopTime = DateTime.Now;
   6: //Display the time it took to process your process
   7: Console.WriteLine("Time it took to process your process: "+ TimeInMiliSeconds +" miliseconds");


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