Returns a new DateTime that adds the specified number of years to the value of this instance.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
- Type: System.Int32
A number of years. The value parameter can be negative or positive.
Return ValueType: System.DateTime
An object whose value is the sum of the date and time represented by this instance and the number of years represented by value.
The method calculates the resulting year taking into account leap years. The month and time-of-day part of the resulting DateTime object remains the same as this instance.
If the current instance represents the leap day in a leap year, the return value depends on the target date:
If value + DateTime.Year is also a leap year, the return value represents the leap day in that year. For example, if four years is added to February 29, 2012, the date returned is February 29, 2016.
If value + DateTime.Year is not a leap year, the return value represents the day before the leap day in that year. For example, if one year is added to February 29, 2012, the date returned is February 28, 2013.
The following example illustrates using the method with a DateTime value that represents a leap year day. It displays the date for the fifteen years prior to and the fifteen years that follow February 29, 2000.
.NET FrameworkSupported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
.NET Framework Client ProfileSupported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
Portable Class LibrarySupported in: Portable Class Library
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Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)
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