Instant type supports the following patterns:
The following standard patterns are supported:
g: General format pattern.
The ISO-8601 representation of this instant in UTC, using the pattern "yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ss'Z'" and always using the invariant culture, with the default "start of time" and "end of time" labels.
n: Numeric with thousand separators.
This gives the number of ticks since the Unix epoch as an integer, including thousands separators. Sample on September 16th 2011: "13,161,548,674,473,131"
d: Numeric without thousand separators.
This gives the number of ticks since the Unix epoch as an integer, not including thousands separators. Sample on September 16th 2011: "13161548674473131"
Instant supports all the
LocalDateTime custom patterns.
The pattern allows the culture to be specified, but always uses the ISO-8601 calendar, and always uses the UTC
time zone. The "template value" is always the Unix epoch.
All instant patterns (other than the standard numeric ones) handle
Instant.MaxValue separately. The default formatting of the values
are simply "MinInstant" and "MaxInstant" respectively, but a new
InstantPattern with different min/max labels
can be created using the
The labels must be non-empty strings which differ from each other.