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I am trying to get a overall difference on two dates,
I can get the difference in Years, Months, Weeks, Days, Hours, Minutes,
Seconds, no problems...
What I cannot seem to figure out is how to get:
2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 21 Minutes, 33 Seconds.
The hardest part of that, the part I cannot figure out, is the Month
section... all the others are static, defined length components, but Months
change, are all different...
Help! anyone know how you do this? I am stuck...
Thanks So Much for your Help!
Atley  
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what about getting the difference incerementally.
1st you get the difference in Year and substract it
2nd you get the difference in month and substract it
3rd .... (etc ...)
"Atley" <at*****@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:OI**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl... I am trying to get a overall difference on two dates,
I can get the difference in Years, Months, Weeks, Days, Hours, Minutes, Seconds, no problems...
What I cannot seem to figure out is how to get:
2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 21 Minutes, 33 Seconds.
The hardest part of that, the part I cannot figure out, is the Month section... all the others are static, defined length components, but
Months change, are all different...
Help! anyone know how you do this? I am stuck...
Thanks So Much for your Help!
Atley
 
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Yeah, I thought of that, but how do I decide what to delete from the total,
based on how many months?
"Lloyd Dupont" <net.galador@ld> wrote in message
news:eM*************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl... what about getting the difference incerementally.
1st you get the difference in Year and substract it 2nd you get the difference in month and substract it 3rd .... (etc ...)
"Atley" <at*****@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:OI**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl... I am trying to get a overall difference on two dates,
I can get the difference in Years, Months, Weeks, Days, Hours, Minutes, Seconds, no problems...
What I cannot seem to figure out is how to get:
2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 21 Minutes, 33 Seconds.
The hardest part of that, the part I cannot figure out, is the Month section... all the others are static, defined length components, but Months change, are all different...
Help! anyone know how you do this? I am stuck...
Thanks So Much for your Help!
Atley
 
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I don't get you.
wether month have different lenght or you modify start or end date, the
result should be the same (I guess)
like
2 Feb (2) 2002  1st Jan (1) 2001
= 1Y + (2 Feb 2001  1st Jan 2001) OR 1 year + (2 Feb 2002  1st Jan 2002)
= 1Y + 1M + (2 Jan 2001  1st Jan 2001) OR 1Y+1M+(2Feb20021stFeb2002)
= 1Y + 1M + 1D OR 1Y + 1M + 1D
isn't it ?
"Atley" <at*****@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:up**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl... Yeah, I thought of that, but how do I decide what to delete from the
total, based on how many months?
"Lloyd Dupont" <net.galador@ld> wrote in message news:eM*************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl... what about getting the difference incerementally.
1st you get the difference in Year and substract it 2nd you get the difference in month and substract it 3rd .... (etc ...)
"Atley" <at*****@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:OI**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl... I am trying to get a overall difference on two dates,
I can get the difference in Years, Months, Weeks, Days, Hours,
Minutes, Seconds, no problems...
What I cannot seem to figure out is how to get:
2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 21 Minutes, 33 Seconds.
The hardest part of that, the part I cannot figure out, is the Month section... all the others are static, defined length components, but Months change, are all different...
Help! anyone know how you do this? I am stuck...
Thanks So Much for your Help!
Atley
 
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Yea, but how would you do that in code, that will work for any dates put in?
What I am saying is I can't find the constructs or methods that will do this
effectively.
"Lloyd Dupont" <net.galador@ld> wrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl... I don't get you.
wether month have different lenght or you modify start or end date, the result should be the same (I guess)
like 2 Feb (2) 2002  1st Jan (1) 2001 = 1Y + (2 Feb 2001  1st Jan 2001) OR 1 year + (2 Feb 2002  1st Jan 2002) = 1Y + 1M + (2 Jan 2001  1st Jan 2001) OR 1Y+1M+(2Feb20021stFeb2002) = 1Y + 1M + 1D OR 1Y + 1M + 1D
isn't it ?
"Atley" <at*****@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:up**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl... Yeah, I thought of that, but how do I decide what to delete from the total, based on how many months?
"Lloyd Dupont" <net.galador@ld> wrote in message news:eM*************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl... what about getting the difference incerementally.
1st you get the difference in Year and substract it 2nd you get the difference in month and substract it 3rd .... (etc ...)
"Atley" <at*****@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:OI**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl... > I am trying to get a overall difference on two dates, > > I can get the difference in Years, Months, Weeks, Days, Hours, Minutes, > Seconds, no problems... > > What I cannot seem to figure out is how to get: > > 2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 21 Minutes, 33 Seconds. > > The hardest part of that, the part I cannot figure out, is the Month > section... all the others are static, defined length components, but Months > change, are all different... > > Help! anyone know how you do this? I am stuck... > > Thanks So Much for your Help! > > Atley > >
 
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I'm not sure I understand exactly what the problem is, but isn't it just
something as simple as:
Dim d1 As New Date(2006, 10, 20)
Dim d2 As New Date(2003, 1, 9)
Dim yDiff As Integer = d1.Year  d2.Year
Dim mDiff As Integer = d1.Month  d2.Month
Dim dDiff As Integer = d1.Day  d2.Day
Or are you asking for something more complicated?
Steven
"Atley" <at*****@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl... Yea, but how would you do that in code, that will work for any dates put
in? What I am saying is I can't find the constructs or methods that will do
this effectively.
"Lloyd Dupont" <net.galador@ld> wrote in message news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl... I don't get you.
wether month have different lenght or you modify start or end date, the result should be the same (I guess)
like 2 Feb (2) 2002  1st Jan (1) 2001 = 1Y + (2 Feb 2001  1st Jan 2001) OR 1 year + (2 Feb 2002  1st Jan
2002) = 1Y + 1M + (2 Jan 2001  1st Jan 2001) OR 1Y+1M+(2Feb20021stFeb2002) = 1Y + 1M + 1D OR 1Y + 1M + 1D
isn't it ?
"Atley" <at*****@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:up**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl... Yeah, I thought of that, but how do I decide what to delete from the total, based on how many months?
"Lloyd Dupont" <net.galador@ld> wrote in message news:eM*************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl... > what about getting the difference incerementally. > > 1st you get the difference in Year and substract it > 2nd you get the difference in month and substract it > 3rd .... (etc ...) > > "Atley" <at*****@hotmail.com> wrote in message > news:OI**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl... > > I am trying to get a overall difference on two dates, > > > > I can get the difference in Years, Months, Weeks, Days, Hours, Minutes, > > Seconds, no problems... > > > > What I cannot seem to figure out is how to get: > > > > 2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 21 Minutes, 33
Seconds. > > > > The hardest part of that, the part I cannot figure out, is the
Month > > section... all the others are static, defined length components,
but > Months > > change, are all different... > > > > Help! anyone know how you do this? I am stuck... > > > > Thanks So Much for your Help! > > > > Atley > > > > > >
 
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something like this?
dim date1 as datetime
dim date2 as datetime
dim ticks1 as long = date1.ticks
dim ticks2 as long = date2.ticks
dim difference as new timespan(math.abs(ticks1  ticks2))
Dominique
"Atley" <at*****@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:OI**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl... I am trying to get a overall difference on two dates,
I can get the difference in Years, Months, Weeks, Days, Hours, Minutes, Seconds, no problems...
What I cannot seem to figure out is how to get:
2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 21 Minutes, 33 Seconds.
The hardest part of that, the part I cannot figure out, is the Month section... all the others are static, defined length components, but
Months change, are all different...
Help! anyone know how you do this? I am stuck...
Thanks So Much for your Help!
Atley
 
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Thanks, but i can get the DateDiff several different ways, the problem is
with the breakdown into how much time is left as a rundown ie 1 year, 2
months, 1 week, 3 days, 6 hours, 23 minutes, 41 seconds...
"Dominique Vandensteen" <domi.vds_insert@tralala_tenforce.com> wrote in
message news:OK*************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl... something like this?
dim date1 as datetime dim date2 as datetime
dim ticks1 as long = date1.ticks dim ticks2 as long = date2.ticks
dim difference as new timespan(math.abs(ticks1  ticks2))
Dominique
"Atley" <at*****@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:OI**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl... I am trying to get a overall difference on two dates,
I can get the difference in Years, Months, Weeks, Days, Hours, Minutes, Seconds, no problems...
What I cannot seem to figure out is how to get:
2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 21 Minutes, 33 Seconds.
The hardest part of that, the part I cannot figure out, is the Month section... all the others are static, defined length components, but Months change, are all different...
Help! anyone know how you do this? I am stuck...
Thanks So Much for your Help!
Atley
 
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Hi Atley,
Did you look at the
timespan.tickspersecond
timespan.ticksperyear
timespan.ticksperhour
etc.
I hope this helps,
Cor  
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aha
you can do somthing like this... dim date1 as datetime dim date2 as datetime
dim ticks1 as long = date1.ticks dim ticks2 as long = date2.ticks
Dim dt As New DateTime(math.abs(ticks1  ticks2))
Dim msg As String = "Differnce is:" & vbCrLf & _
"years: " & (dt.Year  1) & vbCrLf & _
"months: " & (dt.Month  1) & vbCrLf & _
"days: " & (dt.Day  1) & vbCrLf & _
"hours: " & dt.Hour & vbCrLf & _
"minutes: " & dt.Minute & vbCrLf & _
"seconds: " & dt.Second
doing 1 for year, month and day:
new datetime(ticks as long) > gives you a date, not a timespan
and the date is calculated as the number of ticks since 01010001 00:00:00
so doing 1 for day, month and year gives you the remaining time for each
datetime part
isn't that kewl :)
something not so kewl
try this
date1 = now
date2 = date1.addYear(1)
result everything 0 except for year... and day (also 1)
tried a little with other "yearadd's"
90 > year=90, day=1
99 > year=99, day=0
wellwell, bug for small number of add years only?
or am I missing something?
"Atley" <at*****@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:eY**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl... Thanks, but i can get the DateDiff several different ways, the problem is with the breakdown into how much time is left as a rundown ie 1 year, 2 months, 1 week, 3 days, 6 hours, 23 minutes, 41 seconds... "Dominique Vandensteen" <domi.vds_insert@tralala_tenforce.com> wrote in message news:OK*************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl... something like this?
dim date1 as datetime dim date2 as datetime
dim ticks1 as long = date1.ticks dim ticks2 as long = date2.ticks
dim difference as new timespan(math.abs(ticks1  ticks2))
Dominique
"Atley" <at*****@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:OI**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl... I am trying to get a overall difference on two dates,
I can get the difference in Years, Months, Weeks, Days, Hours,
Minutes, Seconds, no problems...
What I cannot seem to figure out is how to get:
2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 21 Minutes, 33 Seconds.
The hardest part of that, the part I cannot figure out, is the Month section... all the others are static, defined length components, but Months change, are all different...
Help! anyone know how you do this? I am stuck...
Thanks So Much for your Help!
Atley
 
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Dominique,
You know you can shorten that to: dim date1 as datetime dim date2 as datetime
dim difference as timespan = date2.Subtract(date1)
Which assumes that date2 is after date1.
Hope this helps
Jay
"Dominique Vandensteen" <domi.vds_insert@tralala_tenforce.com> wrote in
message news:OK*************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl... something like this?
dim date1 as datetime dim date2 as datetime
dim ticks1 as long = date1.ticks dim ticks2 as long = date2.ticks
dim difference as new timespan(math.abs(ticks1  ticks2))
Dominique
"Atley" <at*****@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:OI**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl... I am trying to get a overall difference on two dates,
I can get the difference in Years, Months, Weeks, Days, Hours, Minutes, Seconds, no problems...
What I cannot seem to figure out is how to get:
2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 21 Minutes, 33 Seconds.
The hardest part of that, the part I cannot figure out, is the Month section... all the others are static, defined length components, but Months change, are all different...
Help! anyone know how you do this? I am stuck...
Thanks So Much for your Help!
Atley
 
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Dominique,
How about
Dim difference as TimeSpan = date2.Subtract(date1)
difference = difference.Duration() ' correct to positive offset
Now years is difference.Days/365 (ignoring leap year effects 365
days/year)
Days = difference.Days Mod 365
hours, minutes and seconds are directly readable from the timespan.
Ron Allen
"Jay B. Harlow [MVP  Outlook]" <Ja************@msn.com> wrote in message
news:ep**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl... Dominique, You know you can shorten that to:
dim date1 as datetime dim date2 as datetime
dim difference as timespan = date2.Subtract(date1)
Which assumes that date2 is after date1.
Hope this helps Jay
"Dominique Vandensteen" <domi.vds_insert@tralala_tenforce.com> wrote in message news:OK*************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl... something like this?
dim date1 as datetime dim date2 as datetime
dim ticks1 as long = date1.ticks dim ticks2 as long = date2.ticks
dim difference as new timespan(math.abs(ticks1  ticks2))
Dominique
"Atley" <at*****@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:OI**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl... I am trying to get a overall difference on two dates,
I can get the difference in Years, Months, Weeks, Days, Hours,
Minutes, Seconds, no problems...
What I cannot seem to figure out is how to get:
2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 21 Minutes, 33 Seconds.
The hardest part of that, the part I cannot figure out, is the Month section... all the others are static, defined length components, but Months change, are all different...
Help! anyone know how you do this? I am stuck...
Thanks So Much for your Help!
Atley
 
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Sweet...
It works like a charm... you are the best! thanks for the help.
"Dominique Vandensteen" <domi.vds_insert@tralala_tenforce.com> wrote in
message news:uS*************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl... aha you can do somthing like this...
dim date1 as datetime dim date2 as datetime
dim ticks1 as long = date1.ticks dim ticks2 as long = date2.ticks Dim dt As New DateTime(math.abs(ticks1  ticks2)) Dim msg As String = "Differnce is:" & vbCrLf & _ "years: " & (dt.Year  1) & vbCrLf & _ "months: " & (dt.Month  1) & vbCrLf & _ "days: " & (dt.Day  1) & vbCrLf & _ "hours: " & dt.Hour & vbCrLf & _ "minutes: " & dt.Minute & vbCrLf & _ "seconds: " & dt.Second
doing 1 for year, month and day: new datetime(ticks as long) > gives you a date, not a timespan and the date is calculated as the number of ticks since 01010001
00:00:00 so doing 1 for day, month and year gives you the remaining time for each datetime part
isn't that kewl :)
something not so kewl try this date1 = now date2 = date1.addYear(1)
result everything 0 except for year... and day (also 1)
tried a little with other "yearadd's" 90 > year=90, day=1 99 > year=99, day=0
wellwell, bug for small number of add years only? or am I missing something?
"Atley" <at*****@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:eY**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl... Thanks, but i can get the DateDiff several different ways, the problem
is with the breakdown into how much time is left as a rundown ie 1 year, 2 months, 1 week, 3 days, 6 hours, 23 minutes, 41 seconds... "Dominique Vandensteen" <domi.vds_insert@tralala_tenforce.com> wrote in message news:OK*************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl... something like this?
dim date1 as datetime dim date2 as datetime
dim ticks1 as long = date1.ticks dim ticks2 as long = date2.ticks
dim difference as new timespan(math.abs(ticks1  ticks2))
Dominique
"Atley" <at*****@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:OI**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl... > I am trying to get a overall difference on two dates, > > I can get the difference in Years, Months, Weeks, Days, Hours, Minutes, > Seconds, no problems... > > What I cannot seem to figure out is how to get: > > 2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 21 Minutes, 33 Seconds. > > The hardest part of that, the part I cannot figure out, is the Month > section... all the others are static, defined length components, but Months > change, are all different... > > Help! anyone know how you do this? I am stuck... > > Thanks So Much for your Help! > > Atley > >
 
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Ron,
Yea that works, and that is pretty much what I was doing, except you have
the exact same problem with months that I did.
"Ron Allen" <rallen@_nospam_srcus.com> wrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl... Dominique, How about Dim difference as TimeSpan = date2.Subtract(date1) difference = difference.Duration() ' correct to positive offset Now years is difference.Days/365 (ignoring leap year effects 365 days/year) Days = difference.Days Mod 365 hours, minutes and seconds are directly readable from the timespan.
Ron Allen "Jay B. Harlow [MVP  Outlook]" <Ja************@msn.com> wrote in message news:ep**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl... Dominique, You know you can shorten that to:
dim date1 as datetime dim date2 as datetime
dim difference as timespan = date2.Subtract(date1)
Which assumes that date2 is after date1.
Hope this helps Jay
"Dominique Vandensteen" <domi.vds_insert@tralala_tenforce.com> wrote in message news:OK*************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl... something like this?
dim date1 as datetime dim date2 as datetime
dim ticks1 as long = date1.ticks dim ticks2 as long = date2.ticks
dim difference as new timespan(math.abs(ticks1  ticks2))
Dominique
"Atley" <at*****@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:OI**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl... > I am trying to get a overall difference on two dates, > > I can get the difference in Years, Months, Weeks, Days, Hours, Minutes, > Seconds, no problems... > > What I cannot seem to figure out is how to get: > > 2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 21 Minutes, 33 Seconds. > > The hardest part of that, the part I cannot figure out, is the Month > section... all the others are static, defined length components, but Months > change, are all different... > > Help! anyone know how you do this? I am stuck... > > Thanks So Much for your Help! > > Atley > >
 
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What is a year? What is a month?
Peter Seaman  
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well I used the dateTime and not the TimeSpan just to have an easy way to
find the years, months and days...
"Ron Allen" <rallen@_nospam_srcus.com> wrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl... Dominique, How about Dim difference as TimeSpan = date2.Subtract(date1) difference = difference.Duration() ' correct to positive offset Now years is difference.Days/365 (ignoring leap year effects 365 days/year) Days = difference.Days Mod 365 hours, minutes and seconds are directly readable from the timespan.
Ron Allen "Jay B. Harlow [MVP  Outlook]" <Ja************@msn.com> wrote in message news:ep**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl... Dominique, You know you can shorten that to:
dim date1 as datetime dim date2 as datetime
dim difference as timespan = date2.Subtract(date1)
Which assumes that date2 is after date1.
Hope this helps Jay
"Dominique Vandensteen" <domi.vds_insert@tralala_tenforce.com> wrote in message news:OK*************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl... something like this?
dim date1 as datetime dim date2 as datetime
dim ticks1 as long = date1.ticks dim ticks2 as long = date2.ticks
dim difference as new timespan(math.abs(ticks1  ticks2))
Dominique
"Atley" <at*****@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:OI**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl... > I am trying to get a overall difference on two dates, > > I can get the difference in Years, Months, Weeks, Days, Hours, Minutes, > Seconds, no problems... > > What I cannot seem to figure out is how to get: > > 2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 21 Minutes, 33 Seconds. > > The hardest part of that, the part I cannot figure out, is the Month > section... all the others are static, defined length components, but Months > change, are all different... > > Help! anyone know how you do this? I am stuck... > > Thanks So Much for your Help! > > Atley > >
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