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DateTimeOffset.AddMonths Method

Returns a new DateTimeOffset object that adds a specified number of months to the value of this instance.

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

public DateTimeOffset AddMonths(
	int months
)

Parameters

months
Type: System.Int32

A number of whole months. The number can be negative or positive.

Return Value

Type: System.DateTimeOffset
An object whose value is the sum of the date and time represented by the current DateTimeOffset object and the number of months represented by months.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The resulting DateTimeOffset value is less than MinValue.

-or-

The resulting DateTimeOffset value is greater than MaxValue.

Unlike most of the other methods that add a single time interval unit (such as minutes or days) to a date and time value, AddMonths does not enable you to add fractional parts of a month. To add a time that consists of other time units in addition to months to a DateTimeOffset object, use the Add method.

NoteNote

This method returns a new DateTimeOffset object. It does not modify the value of the current object by adding months to its date and time.

The following example uses the AddMonths method to display the start date of each quarter of the year 2007.

DateTimeOffset quarterDate = new DateTimeOffset(2007, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0, 
                                 DateTimeOffset.Now.Offset);
for (int ctr = 1; ctr <= 4; ctr++)
{
   Console.WriteLine("Quarter {0}: {1:MMMM d}", ctr, quarterDate);
   quarterDate = quarterDate.AddMonths(3);
}   
// This example produces the following output: 
//       Quarter 1: January 1 
//       Quarter 2: April 1 
//       Quarter 3: July 1 
//       Quarter 4: October 1      

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP1, 2.0 SP1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

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)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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