DateTime.AddHours() Method in C#

This method is used to return a new DateTime that adds the specified number of hours to the value of this instance.

Syntax:

public DateTime AddHours (double value);

Here, the value is the number of whole and fractional hours. The value parameter can be negative or positive.



Return Value: This method returns an object whose value is the sum of the date and time represented by this instance and the number of hours represented by value.

Exception: This method will give ArgumentOutOfRangeException if the resulting DateTime is less than MinValue or greater than MaxValue.

Below programs illustrate the use of DateTime.AddDays(Double) Method:

Example 1:

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// C# program to demonstrate the
// DateTime.AddHours(Double) Method
using System;
using System.Globalization;
  
class GFG {
  
    // Main Method
    public static void Main()
    {
        try {
  
            // creating object of DateTime
            DateTime date1 = new DateTime(2010, 1,
                                     1, 4, 0, 15);
  
            // adding the 5.50 hours
            // using AddHours() method;
            DateTime date2 = date1.AddHours(5.50);
  
            // Display the date1
            Console.WriteLine("DateTime before operation:"+
                            " {0:y} {0:dd}, {0:t}", date1);
  
            // Display the date2
            Console.WriteLine("\nDateTime after operation: "+
                               "{0:y} {0:dd}, {0:t}", date2);
        }
  
        catch (ArgumentOutOfRangeException e)
        {
            Console.Write("Exception Thrown: ");
            Console.Write("{0}", e.GetType(), e.Message);
        }
    }
}

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Output:

DateTime before operation: 2010 January 01, 04:00

DateTime after operation: 2010 January 01, 09:30

Example 2: For ArgumentOutOfRangeException

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// C# program to demonstrate the
// DateTime.AddHours(Double) Method
using System;
using System.Globalization;
  
class GFG {
  
    // Main Method
    public static void Main()
    {
        try {
  
            // creating object of DateTime 
            // and initialize with MinValue
            DateTime date1 = DateTime.MaxValue;
  
            // Display the date1
            Console.WriteLine("DateTime before operation: "+
                              "{0:y} {0:dd}, {0:t}", date1);
  
            // adding the TimeSpan of 5 days
            // using AddHours() method;
            DateTime date2 = date1.AddHours(5);
  
            // Display the date2
            System.Console.WriteLine("\nDateTime after operation:"+
                                    " {0:y} {0:dd}, {0:t}", date2);
        }
  
        catch (ArgumentOutOfRangeException e) 
        {
            Console.WriteLine("\nThe resulting DateTime is "+
                      "greater than the DateTime.MaxValue ");
  
            Console.Write("Exception Thrown: ");
            Console.Write("{0}", e.GetType(), e.Message);
        }
    }
}

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Output:

DateTime before operation: 9999 December 31, 23:59

The resulting DateTime is greater than the DateTime.MaxValue 
Exception Thrown: System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException

Note:

  • This method does not change the value of this DateTime. Instead, it returns a new DateTime whose value is the result of this operation.
  • The fractional part of the value is the fractional part of a minute. For example, 7.5 is equivalent to 7 minutes, 30 seconds, 0 milliseconds, and 0 ticks.
  • The value parameter is rounded to the nearest millisecond.

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