Quick Noda Time Conversions

Noda time makes working with timezones, well not a snap but better than dental surgery.

Convert a DateTime and TzDB Timezone to UTC

A TzDB timezone is one that looks like America/Edmonton or, one might presume Mars/OlympusMons

DateTimeZone timezone = DateTimeZoneProviders.Tzdb.GetZoneOrNull(timezoneId);
ZoneLocalMappingResolver customResolver = Resolvers.CreateMappingResolver(Resolvers.ReturnLater, Resolvers.ReturnStartOfIntervalAfter);
var localDateTime = LocalDateTime.FromDateTime(dateTime);
var zonedDateTime = timezone.ResolveLocal(localDateTime, customResolver);
return zonedDateTime.ToDateTimeUtc();

Convert from a UTC to a zoned DateTime

 var local = new LocalDateTime(dateTime.Year, dateTime.Month, dateTime.Day, dateTime.Hour, dateTime.Minute, dateTime.Second);
var tz = DateTimeZoneProviders.Tzdb[timeZoneID];
return local.InZoneLeniently(tz);

But be careful with this one because it might produce weird results around time change periods. If you want to avoid ambiguity or at least throw an exception for it consider InZoneStrictly