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DateTime.AddYears Method

Adds the specified number of years to the value of this instance.

Namespace: System
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public DateTime AddYears (
	int value
)
public DateTime AddYears (
	int value
)
public function AddYears (
	value : int
) : DateTime
Not applicable.

Parameters

value

A number of years. The value parameter can be negative or positive.

Return Value

A DateTime whose value is the sum of the date and time represented by this instance and the number of years represented by value.
Exception typeCondition

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

value or the resulting DateTime is less than MinValue or greater than MaxValue.

This method does not change the value of this DateTime object. Instead, a new DateTime object is returned whose value is the result of this operation.

The AddYears 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.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0
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