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Subtract 1 month from current month

Last Modified: 2012-05-10
The following code does not work. It should "do something" but it does not. I'm trying to subtract 1 month from current month and compare it to a string variable pulled from database. The string variable strCCMonth is '8', so it should do something since the current month is '9'.

Thank you.
Dim monthadd As Date = DateAdd("m", -1, Date.Now)
        If strCCMonth = monthadd.ToString() Then
           Do Something here
        End If

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John (Yiannis) ToutountzoglouInstructor Multiengine Pilot

try Dim SubMonth As Integer = Today.Month - 1

Put a break on the "Do Something here" line and when the program stops, put the cursor over each of the two values, i.e. strCCMonth and monthadd.ToString().  That will show you the value in each and the field sizes, blank spaces, etc.
Top Expert 2010

A simpler way:

        If strCCMonth = Now.AddMonths(-1).ToString() Then
            'Do Something here
        End If

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Most Valuable Expert 2011
Top Expert 2015

A bit simpler, I think:
Dim monthadd As Date = Now.AddMonths(-1)

If Convert.ToInt32(strCCMonth) = monthadd.Month Then
    'Do Something
End If

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John (Yiannis) ToutountzoglouInstructor Multiengine Pilot

Dim SubMonth As Integer = Today.Month - 1
If strCCMonth = SubMonth.ToString() Then
            'Do Something here
 End If

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