⏱ PHP .NET Ticks
This package helps PHP developers work with and convert .NET ticks, a form of precise time measurement used by the .NET
You can use this library to do the following, and more.
- Convert ticks to timestamp
- Convert ticks to
- Convert ticks to
- Get the current time in ticks
- Convert timestamp to ticks
What are .NET ticks?
A single tick represents one hundred nanoseconds or one ten-millionth of a second. There are 10,000 ticks in a millisecond, or 10 million ticks in a second.
The value of this property [
DateTime.Ticks] represents the number of 100-nanosecond intervals that have elapsed since 12:00:00 midnight, January 1, 0001 (0:00:00 UTC on January 1, 0001, in the Gregorian calendar), which represents DateTime.MinValue. It does not include the number of ticks that are attributable to leap seconds.
The PHP .NET Ticks package can be easily installed using Composer. Just run the following command from the root of your project.
composer require divineomega/php-dot-net-ticks
If you have never used the Composer dependency manager before, head to the Composer website for more information on how to get started.
First you need to create a new
Ticks object. This can be done in several ways.
use DivineOmega\DotNetTicks\Ticks; // Current time $ticks = new Ticks(); // Specific time in ticks $ticks = new Ticks(636536021491253348); // From timestamp $ticks = Ticks::createFromTimestamp(1518005349);
You can then call methods on the
Ticks object to retrieve or convert as necessary.
$ticks = $ticks->ticks(); // Ticks $time = $ticks->timestamp(); // UNIX timstamp $dateTime = $ticks->dateTime(); // PHP DateTime object $carbon = $ticks->carbon(); // Carbon date object
If you wish, you can combine these two steps into one line, as shown in the examples below.
// Get current time in ticks $nowInTicks = (new Ticks())->ticks(); // Convert ticks to timestamp $timestamp = (new Ticks(636536021491253348))->timestamp(); // Convert timestamp to ticks $ticks = Ticks::createFromTimestamp(1518005349)->ticks();