I do have some comments about the code. It contains a lot of "magic" numbers: 365.25, 4716, 30.6001, 1524, 2299160, 1867216.25, 36524.25, 122.1, 10631, 1948084, 1948085, 8.01, 28.5001, 29.5001, ...

What do all those numbers mean? How do you know this code works correctly? For which range of dates does it work correctly?

The duration of a year is not 365.25 days. According to this webpage that is 11min 14 seconds too long. anyway, using floating-point arithmetic is bound to cause imprecisions.

Campbell Ritchie wrote:The duration of a year is not 365.25 days. According to this webpage that is 11min 14 seconds too long. anyway, using floating-point arithmetic is bound to cause imprecisions.

It's much more complicated than that.

According to Wikipedia, a Julian year is 365.25 days. I guess that the definition on the above website is the length of a Gregorian year (a year according to the usual Gregorial calendar). But there are also other ways to define a year: for example a sidereal year, which is the time it takes the Earth to make exactly one orbit around the Sun, is slightly different (365 days, 6 hours 9 minutes, 9.7676 seconds). And there are other definitions which are again slightly different.

I’ve looked at a lot of different solutions, and in my humble opinion Aspose is the way to go. Here’s the link: http://aspose.com