How to calculate year and month out of int value....


How can i calculate year /month out of int value,  if i have a value "16", that means it is 1 year and 4 months.
Whatever result i get in int iw ant it to be calculated in year and months

How can i do that?

 var currDate = DateTime.Now.ToShortDateString();

                    DateTime.TryParseExact(ansiennitetsdatoberegnet, formats, CultureInfo.CurrentCulture, DateTimeStyles.None, out startDate);
                    DateTime.TryParseExact(currDate, formats, CultureInfo.CurrentCulture, DateTimeStyles.None, out currentDate);

                    result = ((startDate.Year - currentDate.Year) * 12) + startDate.Month - currentDate.Month;
                    var result2 = 12 * (startDate.Year - currentDate.Year) + startDate.Month - currentDate.Month;
                    var res = Math.Abs(result); //res returns 16 ,  1 year, 4 months......

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Jeff EdmundsApplication Developer/SQL DBACommented:
You're looking for the modulus operator:  %

        Int64 originalNumber = 16;
        Int64 numYears = originalNumber / 12;
        Int64 numMonths = originalNumber % 12;
        string answer = numYears + " Year, " + numMonths + " Months";

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The integer value gives you the whole number (in this case the number of years). The modulus gives you the remainder (in this case then number of months.)

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NorieAnalyst Assistant Commented:
var yrs = res/12;
var mths = res % 12;

Console.WriteLine (string.Format("{0} years {1} months", yrs,mths));

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AdnanAuthor Commented:
Thanks, solved my issue, but why using Int64 and not just Int?
Jeff EdmundsApplication Developer/SQL DBACommented:
You could really use either.  With numbers that small, "int" or "Int32" probably makes more sense. It was more just to show the code using an integer value.
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