Updated: July 2008
Gets the current date.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
Because it returns the current date without the current time, the property is suitable for use in applications that work with dates only. For details, see Choosing Between DateTime, DateTimeOffset, and TimeZoneInfo. In contrast, the TimeOfDay property returns the current time without the current date, and the Now property returns both the current date and the current time.
The following example uses the Date property to retrieve the current date. It also illustrates how a DateTime value can be formatted using some of the standard date and time format strings. Note that the output produced by the third call to the ToString(String) method uses the "g" format specifier to include the time component, which is zero.
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune
The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.