.NET and TimeSerial from vb6

These two lines of vb6 code I am trying to translate to C#:

mskFromDate.Text = Format(Date - TimeSerial((iNumDaysBefore * 24), 0, 0), "Short Date")
    mskToDate.Text = Format(Date + TimeSerial((iNumDaysAfter * 24), 0, 0), "Short Date")

I have this so far. I know it is not right.

var dt = string.Empty;
                dt = Convert.ToString(DateTime.Now.ToOADate() - (NumDaysBefore * 24));
                this.dtFromDate.Text = Convert.ToDateTime(dt).ToShortDateString();

Anybody have thoughts? I can't believe in vb6 they let folks subtract dates and numbers.
Kelly MartensAsked:
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Chinmay PatelChief Technology NinjaCommented:
Hi Kelly,

I am not exactly following the VB6 code, but can you please give this one a try
this.dtFromDate.Text  = DateTime.Now.AddDays(NumDaysBefore * 24 *-1)).ToShortDateString();

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Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
That VBA can be reduced to:

// Days to add/deduct.
int numDaysBefore = 2;

mskFromDate.Text = DateTime.Today.AddDays(-numDaysBefore).ToShortDateString();
mskToDate.Text = DateTime.Today.AddDays(numDaysBefore).ToShortDateString();

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Kelly MartensAuthor Commented:
TimeSerial is throwing me off...
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Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
Not sure what you mean - but the original code could have been reduced as well:

mskFromDate.Text = Format(DateAdd("d", -iNumDaysBefore, Date), "Short Date")
mskToDate.Text = Format(DateAdd("d", iNumDaysAfter, Date), "Short Date")

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Kelly MartensAuthor Commented:
Thank you all.
Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
You are missing something. That "solution" will add NumDaysBefore * 24 days, not NumDaysBefore days.
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