Tim Van Wassenhove

Passionate geek, interested in Technology. Proud father of two

16 May 2009

Measuring elapsed time

As the documentation for System.Diagnostics.Stopwatch says

In a typical Stopwatch scenario, you call the Start method, then eventually call the Stop method, and then you check elapsed time using the Elapsed property.

I find it a shame that they didn’t provide a method that covers this particular scenario so i did it myself

public static class Stopwatch
	public static TimeSpan Measure(this Action action)
		var stopwatch = new System.Diagnostics.Stopwatch();
		return stopwatch.Elapsed;

Consuming this method is as simple as

var duration = Stopwatch.Measure(() => FindElement(10000));
Console.WriteLine("It took {0:0} seconds.", duration.TotalSeconds);