AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Describes the Spot price history. For more information, see Spot Instance Pricing History in the Amazon EC2 User Guide for Linux Instances.

When you specify a start and end time, this operation returns the prices of the instance types within the time range that you specified and the time when the price changed. The price is valid within the time period that you specified; the response merely indicates the last time that the price changed.


For .NET Core and PCL this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to DescribeSpotPriceHistoryAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.EC2
Assembly: AWSSDK.EC2.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public virtual DescribeSpotPriceHistoryResponse DescribeSpotPriceHistory(
         DescribeSpotPriceHistoryRequest request
Type: Amazon.EC2.Model.DescribeSpotPriceHistoryRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the DescribeSpotPriceHistory service method.

Return Value
The response from the DescribeSpotPriceHistory service method, as returned by EC2.


This example returns the Spot Price history for m1.xlarge, Linux/UNIX (Amazon VPC) instances for a particular day in January.

To describe Spot price history for Linux/UNIX (Amazon VPC)

var response = client.DescribeSpotPriceHistory(new DescribeSpotPriceHistoryRequest 
    EndTime = new DateTime(2014, 1, 6, 8, 9, 10),
    InstanceTypes = new List {
    ProductDescriptions = new List {
        "Linux/UNIX (Amazon VPC)"
    StartTime = new DateTime(2014, 1, 6, 7, 8, 9)

List spotPriceHistory = response.SpotPriceHistory;


Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms

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