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UmAlQuraCalendar.GetYear Method

Updated: September 2010

Calculates the year of a date represented by a specified DateTime.

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

public override int GetYear(
	DateTime time


Type: System.DateTime

The DateTime to read. The UmAlQuraCalendar class supports only dates from 04/30/1900 00.00.00 (Gregorian date) through 05/13/2029 23:59:59 (Gregorian date).

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
An integer that represents the year specified by the time parameter.


time is outside the range supported by this calendar.

The following example displays the date ranges supported by the UmAlQuraCalendar class in both the Gregorian and Um Al Qura calendars. The GetYear method is used to retrieve the year of the minimum and maximum supported dates in the Um Al Qura calendar if it is not the current culture's current calendar.

using System;
using System.Globalization;

public class Example
   public static void Main()
      Calendar cal = new UmAlQuraCalendar();
      DateTime minDate = cal.MinSupportedDateTime;
      DateTime maxDate = cal.MaxSupportedDateTime;

      Console.WriteLine("Range of the Um Al Qura calendar:");
      // Is UmAlQuraCalendar the current calendar? 
      if (DateTimeFormatInfo.CurrentInfo.Calendar.ToString().Contains("UmAlQura")) {
         Calendar greg = new GregorianCalendar();
         Console.WriteLine("   Minimum: {0:d2}/{1:d2}/{2:d4} {3:HH:mm:ss} Gregorian, {3:MM/dd/yyyy HH:mm:ss} Um Al Qura",
                           greg.GetMonth(minDate), greg.GetDayOfMonth(minDate),
                           greg.GetYear(minDate), minDate);
         Console.WriteLine("   Maximum: {0:d2}/{1:d2}/{2:d4} {3:HH:mm:ss} Gregorian, {3:MM/dd/yyyy HH:mm:ss} Um Al Qura",
                           greg.GetMonth(maxDate), greg.GetDayOfMonth(maxDate),
                           greg.GetYear(maxDate), maxDate);
      // Is Gregorian the current calendar? 
      else if (DateTimeFormatInfo.CurrentInfo.Calendar.ToString().Contains("Gregorian")) {         
         Console.WriteLine("   Minimum: {0:d} {0:HH:mm:ss} Gregorian, {1:d2}/{2:d2}/{3:d4} {0:HH:mm:ss} Um Al Qura",
                           minDate, cal.GetMonth(minDate), cal.GetDayOfMonth(minDate),
         Console.WriteLine("   Maximum: {0:d} {0:HH:mm:ss} Gregorian, {1:d2}/{2:d2}/{3:d4} {0:HH:mm:ss} Um Al Qura",
                           maxDate, cal.GetMonth(maxDate), cal.GetDayOfMonth(maxDate),
      // Display ranges if some other calendar is current. 
      else {
         GregorianCalendar greg = new GregorianCalendar();          
         Console.WriteLine("   Minimum: {1:d2}/{2:d2}/{3:d4} {0:HH:mm:ss} " + 
                           "Gregorian, {4:d2}/{5:d2}/{6:d4} {0:HH:mm:ss} Um Al Qura",
                           minDate, greg.GetMonth(minDate), greg.GetDayOfMonth(minDate), 
                           greg.GetYear(minDate), cal.GetMonth(minDate), cal.GetDayOfMonth(minDate),
         Console.WriteLine("   Maximum: {1:d2}/{2:d2}/{3:d4} {0:HH:mm:ss} " + 
                           "Gregorian, {4:d2}/{5:d2}/{6:d4} {0:HH:mm:ss} Um Al Qura",
                           maxDate, greg.GetMonth(maxDate), greg.GetDayOfMonth(maxDate), 
                           greg.GetYear(maxDate), cal.GetMonth(maxDate), cal.GetDayOfMonth(maxDate),
// The example displays output similar to the following: 
//    Range of the Um Al Qura calendar: 
//       Minimum: 4/30/1900 00:00:00 Gregorian, 01/01/1318 00:00:00 Um Al Qura 
//       Maximum: 5/13/2029 23:59:59 Gregorian, 12/29/1450 23:59:59 Um Al Qura

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

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, 3.0, 2.0




September 2010

Replaced the example.

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