Gecko45444 Gecko45444 - 23 days ago 7
C# Question

How to convert a float into time?

As an example lets say I have

float total_Time = 228.10803
what I want is to convert
total_Time
into a time format so it would look like this
00:03:48
how would I do that?

I thought of writing it like this:

{

float total_Time = 0;
float h = 0;
float m = 0;
float s = 0;

br.BaseStream.Position = i + 4;
total_Time = br.ReadSingle(); //reads 228.10803
total_Time = Convert.ToSingle(Math.Round(total_Time, 0));
if (total_Time < 3600)
{
h = 0;
}
else
{
h = total_Time / 3600;
h = Convert.ToSingle(Math.Round(h, 0));
total_Time = total_Time - (h * 3600);
}
m = total_Time / 60;
m = Convert.ToSingle(Math.Round(m, 0));
total_Time = total_Time - (m * 60);
s = total_Time;
s = Convert.ToSingle(Math.Round(s, 0));
SaveCS_PlayTime.Text = String.Format("Play Time: {0}:{1}:{2}", h, m, s);
}


But for some reason it shows it like this
00:4:-12
. Maybe I have made a mistake. Really need some help with this. I know there are posts with practically same titles as mine but non had the answer I was looking for.

Answer Source

Sounds like you should convert it into a TimeSpan and then format that:

using System;

class Test
{
    static void Main()
    {
        float totalSeconds = 228.10803f;
        TimeSpan time = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(totalSeconds);
        Console.WriteLine(time.ToString("hh':'mm':'ss")); // 00:03:48
    }
}

An alternative would be to use my Noda Time library, where you'd construct a Duration and then format that.