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DatePicker.DisplayDateStart Property

Gets or sets the first date to be displayed.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

public Nullable<DateTime> DisplayDateStart { get; set; }
<DatePicker DisplayDateStart="dateTimeString"/>

XAML Values

dateTimeString

A date that is in one of the formats that are listed in the DateTime XAML Syntax topic.

Property Value

Type: System.Nullable<DateTime>
The first date to display.

This property affects the Calendar of the DatePicker. For more information, see the Calendar.DisplayDateStart property.

The following example creates a DatePicker that limits the drop-down calendar to display dates only in the year 2009.

DatePicker datePickerFor2009 = new DatePicker();
datePickerFor2009.SelectedDate = new DateTime(2009, 3, 23);
datePickerFor2009.DisplayDateStart = new DateTime(2009, 1, 1);
datePickerFor2009.DisplayDateEnd = new DateTime(2009, 12, 31);
datePickerFor2009.SelectedDateFormat = DatePickerFormat.Long;
datePickerFor2009.FirstDayOfWeek = DayOfWeek.Monday;

// root is a Panel that is defined elsewhere.
root.Children.Add(datePickerFor2009);
<!-- A DatePicker that has March 23, 2009 selected and 
           displays the Long date format. -->
<DatePicker SelectedDateFormat="Long" SelectedDate="3/23/09"
                  DisplayDateStart="1/01/09" DisplayDateEnd="12/31/09" 
                  FirstDayOfWeek="Monday"/>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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