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GregorianCalendar.MinSupportedDateTime Property

Gets the earliest date and time supported by the GregorianCalendar type.

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

[ComVisibleAttribute(false)]
public override DateTime MinSupportedDateTime { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.DateTime
The earliest date and time supported by the GregorianCalendar type, which is the first moment of January 1, 0001 C.E. and is equivalent to MinValue.

The following example gets the minimum value and the maximum value of the GregorianCalendar class.


using System;
using System.Globalization;


public class Example
{

   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
   {

      // Create an instance of the calendar.
      GregorianCalendar myCal = new GregorianCalendar();
      outputBlock.Text += myCal.ToString() + "\n";

      // Display the MinSupportedDateTime.
      DateTime myMin = myCal.MinSupportedDateTime;
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("MinSupportedDateTime: {0:D2}/{1:D2}/{2:D4}", myCal.GetMonth(myMin), myCal.GetDayOfMonth(myMin), myCal.GetYear(myMin)) + "\n";

      // Display the MaxSupportedDateTime.
      DateTime myMax = myCal.MaxSupportedDateTime;
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("MaxSupportedDateTime: {0:D2}/{1:D2}/{2:D4}", myCal.GetMonth(myMax), myCal.GetDayOfMonth(myMax), myCal.GetYear(myMax)) + "\n";

   }

}


/*
This code produces the following output.

System.Globalization.GregorianCalendar
MinSupportedDateTime: 01/01/0001
MaxSupportedDateTime: 12/31/9999

*/


Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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