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DateTimeOffset.MaxValue Field

Represents the greatest possible value of DateTimeOffset. This field is read-only.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public static readonly DateTimeOffset MaxValue

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

MaxValue is outside the range of the current culture's or specified culture's default calendar.

The value of this constant is 12/31/9999 11:59:59 PM +00:00.

The MaxValue property is used to determine whether the value of a new DateTimeOffset object or the DateTimeOffset value returned by an arithmetic operation is the same as or earlier than this maximum range value. If it is not, the method throws an ArgumentOutOfRangeException. Any DateTimeOffset value is converted to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) before the method compares it with MaxValue. This means that a DateTimeOffset value whose date and time are close to the maximum range, but whose offset is negative, may throw an exception. For example, the value 12/31/9999 11:00 PM -02:00 is out of range because it is one hour later than MaxValue when it is converted to UTC.

Some calendars, such as the UmAlQuraCalendar, support an upper date range that is earlier than MaxValue. In these cases, trying to access MaxValue in variable assignments or formatting and parsing operations can throw an ArgumentOutOfRangeException. Instead of retrieving the value of DateTime.MaxValue, you can retrieve the value of the specified culture's latest valid date value from the Calendar.MaxSupportedDateTime property.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP1, 2.0 SP1

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