?
Solved

Calculate current age in years and months

Posted on 2013-05-22
5
Medium Priority
?
404 Views
Last Modified: 2013-05-22
I have the following code that I had found which finds the persons current age from their date of birth.  The only problem is that it only shows the age in years.  I also need the months.  What can I add to also show the months?

    Protected Function formatAge(ByVal DOB As DateTime) As String

        Dim now As DateTime = DateTime.Now
        DOB = Convert.ToDateTime(ClientDOB.Text)
        Dim age As Integer = now.Year - DOB.Year
        If now < DOB.AddYears(age) Then
            age -= 1
        End If

        formatAge = age.ToString()

    End Function

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:huerita37
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
5 Comments
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:Rouchie
ID: 39189868
Timespan is what you need, you can go right down to milliseconds!

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.timespan.aspx
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
mohammad827 earned 1500 total points
ID: 39189873
DateDiff(DateInterval.Month, Now, DOB)
Above should give you difference in month.
Divide it by 12 and you will get year and month
0
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:Kumaraswamy R
ID: 39189892
0
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:Rouchie
ID: 39189893
Timespan gives you all of that without any division or further math's being required.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:huerita37
ID: 39189917
I was able to find the correct answer with using DateInterval.

Here is what I did:

 Protected Function formatAge(ByVal DOB As DateTime) As String

        Dim dt1, dt2 As Date
        dt1 = DOB
        dt2 = now
        Dim Months As Long
        Dim Diff As Long = DateDiff(DateInterval.Month, dt1, dt2)
        Dim Years As Long = Diff \ 12
        Months = Diff - Years * 12
        formatAge = Years & " y  " & Months & " m "

    End Function
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Did you know SD-WANs can improve network connectivity? Check out this webinar to learn how an SD-WAN simplified, one-click tool can help you migrate and manage data in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

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

I have developed many web applications with asp & asp.net and to add and use a dropdownlist was always a very simple task, but with the new asp.net, setting the value is a bit tricky and its not similar to the old traditional method. So in this a…
IntroductionWhile developing web applications, a single page might contain many regions and each region might contain many number of controls with the capability to perform  postback. Many times you might need to perform some action on an ASP.NET po…
Do you want to know how to make a graph with Microsoft Access? First, create a query with the data for the chart. Then make a blank form and add a chart control. This video also shows how to change what data is displayed on the graph as well as form…
Have you created a query with information for a calendar? ... and then, abra-cadabra, the calendar is done?! I am going to show you how to make that happen. Visualize your data!  ... really see it To use the code to create a calendar from a q…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month12 days, 11 hours left to enroll

777 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