DateTime.AddMonths(Int32) DateTime.AddMonths(Int32) DateTime.AddMonths(Int32) DateTime.AddMonths(Int32) Method

Definition

Returns a new DateTime that adds the specified number of months to the value of this instance.

public:
 DateTime AddMonths(int months);
public DateTime AddMonths (int months);
member this.AddMonths : int -> DateTime
Public Function AddMonths (months As Integer) As DateTime

Parameters

months
Int32 Int32 Int32 Int32

A number of months. The months parameter can be negative or positive.

Returns

An object whose value is the sum of the date and time represented by this instance and months.

Exceptions

The resulting DateTime is less than MinValue or greater than MaxValue.

-or-

months is less than -120,000 or greater than 120,000.

Examples

The following example adds between zero and fifteen months to the last day of December, 2015. In this case, the AddMonths method returns the date of the last day of each month, and successfully handles leap years.

using System;

public class Example
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      var dat = new DateTime(2015, 12, 31);
      for (int ctr = 0; ctr <= 15; ctr++)
         Console.WriteLine(dat.AddMonths(ctr).ToString("d"));

   }
}
// The example displays the following output:
//       12/31/2015
//       1/31/2016
//       2/29/2016
//       3/31/2016
//       4/30/2016
//       5/31/2016
//       6/30/2016
//       7/31/2016
//       8/31/2016
//       9/30/2016
//       10/31/2016
//       11/30/2016
//       12/31/2016
//       1/31/2017
//       2/28/2017
//       3/31/2017
Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim dat As Date = #12/31/2015#
      For ctr As Integer = 0 To 15
         Console.WriteLine(dat.AddMonths(ctr).ToString("d"))
      Next
   End Sub
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'       12/31/2015
'       1/31/2016
'       2/29/2016
'       3/31/2016
'       4/30/2016
'       5/31/2016
'       6/30/2016
'       7/31/2016
'       8/31/2016
'       9/30/2016
'       10/31/2016
'       11/30/2016
'       12/31/2016
'       1/31/2017
'       2/28/2017
'       3/31/2017

Remarks

This method does not change the value of this DateTime object. Instead, it returns a new DateTime object whose value is the result of this operation.

The AddMonths method calculates the resulting month and year, taking into account leap years and the number of days in a month, then adjusts the day part of the resulting DateTime object. If the resulting day is not a valid day in the resulting month, the last valid day of the resulting month is used. For example, March 31st + 1 month = April 30th, and March 31st - 1 month = February 28 for a non-leap year and February 29 for a leap year.

The time-of-day part of the resulting DateTime object remains the same as this instance.

Applies to