Solved

Timespan to Integer conversion

Posted on 2006-07-10
2
1,733 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I am having problems converting the difference of two dates into an integer from double. I have the following code:
Dim date1, date2 as date
Dim dateDiff as timespan
Dim i as integer = 0
date1 = "20/07/2006"
date2 = "05/08/2006"

dateDiff = date2.subtract(date1)

Dim intDateDiff as integer = cType(dateDiff, integer)  ' also tried  cInt(datediff)

Then I want to use intDateDiff in some code like:

For i = 0 to intDateDiff
'code here
Next

I get the following error converting timespan to integer
Error      3      Value of type 'System.TimeSpan' cannot be converted to 'Integer'.

Any ideas how to get an integer from two dates.

thanks
Max

0
Comment
Question by:maxgall
2 Comments
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
indu_mk earned 250 total points
ID: 17072081
Use dateDiff.Days()
0
 
LVL 85

Expert Comment

by:Mike Tomlinson
ID: 17073295
What do you want to measure between these two dates?...

The TimeSpan class (which you have in "dateDiff") gives you many options such as days, hours, minutes, seconds, milliseconds, etc....
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.timespan_members.aspx
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

I think the Typed DataTable and Typed DataSet are very good options when working with data, but I don't like auto-generated code. First, I create an Abstract Class for my DataTables Common Code.  This class Inherits from DataTable. Also, it can …
Creating an analog clock UserControl seems fairly straight forward.  It is, after all, essentially just a circle with several lines in it!  Two common approaches for rendering an analog clock typically involve either manually calculating points with…
Along with being a a promotional video for my three-day Annielytics Dashboard Seminor, this Micro Tutorial is an intro to Google Analytics API data.
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With  eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, f…

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

22 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now