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JulianCalendar.AddYears Method

Returns a DateTime that is the specified number of years away from the specified DateTime.

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

public override DateTime AddYears(
	DateTime time,
	int years
)

Parameters

time
Type: System.DateTime
The DateTime to which to add years.
years
Type: System.Int32
The number of years to add.

Return Value

Type: System.DateTime
The DateTime that results from adding the specified number of years to the specified DateTime.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

The resulting DateTime is outside the supported range.

The day part of the resulting DateTime is affected if the resulting day is not a valid day in the resulting month of the resulting year. It is changed to the last valid day in the resulting month of the resulting year. The month part of the resulting DateTime remains the same as the specified DateTime. This implementation supports only the current era. Therefore, ArgumentException is thrown if the resulting year is outside the era of the specified DateTime. The time-of-day part of the resulting DateTime remains the same as the specified DateTime.

For example, February has 28 days, except during leap years when it has 29 days. If the specified date is the 29th day of February in a leap year and the value of years is 1, the resulting date is the 28th day of February in the following year.

If years is negative, the resulting DateTime is earlier than the specified DateTime.

The Kind property of the returned DateTime value always equals DateTimeKind.Unspecified. You can preserve the Kind property of the time parameter by calling the DateTime.SpecifyKind method, as the following example shows.


returnTime = DateTime.SpecifyKind(cal.AddYears(time, years), time.Kind);


The following code example displays the values of several components of a DateTime in terms of the Julian calendar.


using System;
using System.Globalization;


public class SamplesJulianCalendar  {

   public static void Main()  {

      // Sets a DateTime to April 3, 2002 of the Gregorian calendar.
      DateTime myDT = new DateTime( 2002, 4, 3, new GregorianCalendar() );

      // Creates an instance of the JulianCalendar.
      JulianCalendar myCal = new JulianCalendar();

      // Displays the values of the DateTime.
      Console.WriteLine( "April 3, 2002 of the Gregorian calendar equals the following in the Julian calendar:" );
      DisplayValues( myCal, myDT );

      // Adds two years and ten months.
      myDT = myCal.AddYears( myDT, 2 );
      myDT = myCal.AddMonths( myDT, 10 );

      // Displays the values of the DateTime.
      Console.WriteLine( "After adding two years and ten months:" );
      DisplayValues( myCal, myDT );

   }

   public static void DisplayValues( Calendar myCal, DateTime myDT )  {
      Console.WriteLine( "   Era:        {0}", myCal.GetEra( myDT ) );
      Console.WriteLine( "   Year:       {0}", myCal.GetYear( myDT ) );
      Console.WriteLine( "   Month:      {0}", myCal.GetMonth( myDT ) );
      Console.WriteLine( "   DayOfYear:  {0}", myCal.GetDayOfYear( myDT ) );
      Console.WriteLine( "   DayOfMonth: {0}", myCal.GetDayOfMonth( myDT ) );
      Console.WriteLine( "   DayOfWeek:  {0}", myCal.GetDayOfWeek( myDT ) );
      Console.WriteLine();
   }

}

/*
This code produces the following output.

April 3, 2002 of the Gregorian calendar equals the following in the Julian calendar:
   Era:        1
   Year:       2002
   Month:      3
   DayOfYear:  80
   DayOfMonth: 21
   DayOfWeek:  Wednesday

After adding two years and ten months:
   Era:        1
   Year:       2005
   Month:      1
   DayOfYear:  21
   DayOfMonth: 21
   DayOfWeek:  Thursday

*/


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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