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I have a datetimepicker named (DTPEntryED) and textbox named (TxtLengthoSED). when i run the program and select any date for example 24/01/2012 and want to know the difference between that date and today i.e 15/07/2022 it gives me a result as (10 years, 126 months, 7671 days).

Kindly someone guide me where i went wrong in my code and how to get the correct result i.e (10 years, 05 months, 20 days).

Remember my project is in VB.Net

What I have tried:

Private Sub DTPEntryED_ValueChanged(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles DTPEntryED.ValueChanged

    Dim yearValue As Integer
    Dim monthValue As Integer
    Dim dayValue As Integer
    yearValue = Math.Abs(DateDiff("yyyy", DTPEntryED.Value, Today))
    monthValue = Math.Abs(DateDiff("m", DTPEntryED.Value, DateAdd("y", yearValue, Today)))
    dayValue = Math.Abs(DateDiff("d", DTPEntryED.Value, DateAdd("m", monthValue, DateAdd("y", yearValue, Today))))
    TxtLengthoSED.Text = Format(yearValue, "00") & " years, " _
    & Format(monthValue, "00") & " months, " _
    & Format(dayValue, "00") & " days"

End Sub
Updated 14-Jul-22 19:49pm

1 solution

Ignore Maths, and DateDiff: use a TimeSpan[^]
You are mixing up very old VB (VB6 and earlier!) constructs with the newer .NET versions, which is never a good idea.

If you subtract two DateTime values, you get a Timespan:
Dim dt As DateTime = New DateTime(2022, 7, 15)
Dim diff As TimeSpan = dt - DateTime.Now
The TimeSpan struct includes a Duration method, which returns the absolute value of a Timespan:
Dim dt As DateTime = New DateTime(2022, 7, 15)
Dim diff As TimeSpan = (dt - DateTime.Now).Duration()
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Ali Khan 3 15-Jul-22 2:13am    
Dear OriginalGriff can you please send the complete code for my datetimepicker.valuechanged event as i am very new in programming and can't fully understand how cant get the result in my textbox using the above code you told me... Thanks
OriginalGriff 15-Jul-22 3:41am    
Certainly! Where would you like me to send the pro forma invoice?

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