BuiltInDocumentPropertiesCreatedTime Property

Gets or sets date of the document creation in UTC.

Namespace:  Aspose.Words.Properties
Assembly:  Aspose.Words (in Aspose.Words.dll) Version: 21.3.0


public DateTime CreatedTime { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: DateTime


For documents originated from RTF format this property returns local time of the author's machine at the moment of document creation.

Aspose.Words does not update this property.


Shows how to work with document properties in the "Origin" category.
// Open a document that we have created and edited using Microsoft Word.
Document doc = new Document(MyDir + "Properties.docx");
BuiltInDocumentProperties properties = doc.BuiltInDocumentProperties;

// The following built-in properties contain information regarding the creation and editing of this document.
// We can right-click this document in Windows Explorer and find
// these properties via "Properties" -> "Details" -> "Origin" category.
// Fields such as PRINTDATE and EDITTIME can display these values in the document body.
Console.WriteLine($"Created using {properties.NameOfApplication}, on {properties.CreatedTime}");
Console.WriteLine($"Minutes spent editing: {properties.TotalEditingTime}");
Console.WriteLine($"Date/time last printed: {properties.LastPrinted}");
Console.WriteLine($"Template document: {properties.Template}");

// We can also change the values of built-in properties.
properties.Company = "Doe Ltd.";
properties.Manager = "Jane Doe";
properties.Version = 5;

// Microsoft Word updates the following properties automatically when we save the document.
// To use these properties with Aspose.Words, we will need to set values for them manually.
properties.LastSavedBy = "John Doe";
properties.LastSavedTime = DateTime.Now;

// We can right-click this document in Windows Explorer and find these properties in "Properties" -> "Details" -> "Origin".
doc.Save(ArtifactsDir + "DocumentProperties.Origin.docx");

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