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Increment DateTime Day, Hour, Minute, Second, Millisecond?

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I need to increment two datetime's by Day, Hour, Minute, Second, Millisecond.

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 private void btnLoadListbox_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            List<string> list = new List<string>();

            var examDate = new DateTime(2012, 1, 1);
            var expireDate = new DateTime(2015, 1, 1);

            for (int i = 0; i < 100; i++)
            {
                var examDatePlus1Day = examDate.AddDays(1);
                var expireDatePlus1Day = expireDate.AddDays(1);

                list.Add(examDatePlus1Day + "," + expireDatePlus1Day);
            }

            foreach (var s in list)
            {
                listBox1.Items.Add(s);
            }
        }
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Question by:pointeman
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by:Ess Kay
ID: 38714504
Assuming you want to add 30 minutes to a given DateTime, you can use AddMinutes.

TestTime.AddMinutes(30);


Another way of doing it:

DateTime TestTime = DateTime.Parse("22 Jun 2009 14:20:00");
// Add 30 minutes
TestTime = TestTime + TimeSpan.Parse("00:30:00");
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by:Ess Kay
ID: 38714506
if you are to run a loop,     yourtimevariable.addseconds(1);
should do the trick
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by:pointeman
ID: 38714611
I need to increment two datetime's by Day, Hour, Minute, Second, Millisecond.
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by:käµfm³d 👽
käµfm³d   👽 earned 167 total points
ID: 38714642
You can chain your arithmetic together:

DateTime result = examDate.AddDays(1).AddHours(1).AddMinutes(1).AddSeconds(1).AddMilliseconds(1);

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by:pointeman
ID: 38714771
I did the chaining and it didn't work. Now looking at my code example I notice the problem is that I'm incrementing the original date repeatedly. I need to Add to the newly incremented date.
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Mike Tomlinson earned 167 total points
ID: 38714840
Change this:

            for (int i = 0; i < 100; i++)
            {
                var examDatePlus1Day = examDate.AddDays(1);
                var expireDatePlus1Day = expireDate.AddDays(1);

                list.Add(examDatePlus1Day + "," + expireDatePlus1Day);
            }

To this:

            for (int i = 0; i < 100; i++)
            {
                examDate = examDate.AddDays(1);
                expireDate = expireDate.AddDays(1);

                list.Add(examDate + "," + expireDate);
            }
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by:Jaime Olivares
Jaime Olivares earned 166 total points
ID: 38715039
I think using TimeSpan produces a cleaner code:

         DateTime dt = DateTime.Now;
         TimeSpan ts = new TimeSpan(1,0,0,0);  // 1 day, 0 hours, 0 minutes, 0 seconds
     
         for (var i=0; i<100; i++)
         {
             Console.WriteLine(dt);
             dt += ts;  // The date is increased here
         }
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by:pointeman
ID: 38715622
Excellent, thank you all.
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