DateTime old file date base for current time???

Posted on 2006-05-14
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Last Modified: 2010-04-17
I need to use the oldTime to base a countdown timer. However the oldTime is over 2 years old and I need a current file date to base my timer on. As is, it adds minutes on to an old file date, but it will always be a negative number.

DateTime oldTime = File.GetCreationTime(fileName);

DateTime count = oldTime.AddMinutes(10);
Question by:kvnsdr

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Can you explain this a little but further please kvnsdr?

I'm not sure you have accurately defined the problem or your output requirements.

Are you using SQL Server? Which language are you using?
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Fahad Mukhtar earned 1500 total points
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DateTime count = oldTime.AddMinutes(-10);

Author Comment

ID: 16682309
VS .NET C# WinApp:

The idea is to reference an OS system file date that cannot be changed as a base for a countdown timer for Trialware.

You could always make a file to reference upon initial program installation, but the end user could easily change the file, thus extending the Trialware period.

also, (-10) did not make a difference, thanks though..........

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