#### How do I calculate relative time?

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Hi Expert!

Given a specific DateTime value, how do I display relative time, like

2 hours ago
3 days ago
a month ago
etcetera?

1. ##### Re: How do I calculate relative time?

Hi Ashish!

Try as following

const int SECOND = 1;
const int MINUTE = 60 * SECOND;
const int HOUR = 60 * MINUTE;
const int DAY = 24 * HOUR;
const int MONTH = 30 * DAY;

if (delta < 0)
{
return "not yet";
}
if (delta < 1 * MINUTE)
{
return ts.Seconds == 1 ? "one second ago" : ts.Seconds + " seconds ago";
}
if (delta < 2 * MINUTE)
{
return "a minute ago";
}
if (delta < 45 * MINUTE)
{
return ts.Minutes + " minutes ago";
}
if (delta < 90 * MINUTE)
{
return "an hour ago";
}
if (delta < 24 * HOUR)
{
return ts.Hours + " hours ago";
}
if (delta < 48 * HOUR)
{
return "yesterday";
}
if (delta < 30 * DAY)
{
return ts.Days + " days ago";
}
if (delta < 12 * MONTH)
{
int months = Convert.ToInt32(Math.Floor((double)ts.Days / 30));
return months <= 1 ? "one month ago" : months + " months ago";
}
else
{
int years = Convert.ToInt32(Math.Floor((double)ts.Days / 365));
return years <= 1 ? "one year ago" : years + " years ago";
}