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DateTimePicker.MaxDateTime Field

Specifies the maximum date value of the DateTimePicker control. This field is read-only.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

public static readonly DateTime MaxDateTime
public static final DateTime MaxDateTime
public static final var MaxDateTime : DateTime

The maximum date is set to 12/31/9998 23:59:59.

The following code example demonstrates handling the DropDown event of a DateTimePicker and using the MinDateTime and MaxDateTime fields. To run this example, paste the following code into a form that contains a DateTimePicker named DateTimePicker1.


// When the calendar drops down, display a MessageBox indicating 
// that DateTimePicker will not accept dates before MinDateTime or 
// after MaxDateTime. Use a StringBuilder object to build the string
// for efficiency.
private void DateTimePicker1_DropDown(object sender, 
    System.EventArgs e)
{

    System.Text.StringBuilder messageBuilder = 
        new System.Text.StringBuilder();
    messageBuilder.Append("Choose a date after: ");
    messageBuilder.Append
        (DateTimePicker.MinDateTime.ToShortDateString());
    messageBuilder.Append(" and a date before: ");
    messageBuilder.Append
        (DateTimePicker.MaxDateTime.ToShortDateString());
    MessageBox.Show(messageBuilder.ToString());
}

// When the calendar drops down, display a MessageBox indicating 
// that DateTimePicker will not accept dates before MinDateTime or 
// after MaxDateTime. Use a StringBuilder object to build the string
// for efficiency.
private void dateTimePicker1_DropDown(Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
    System.Text.StringBuilder messageBuilder = 
        new System.Text.StringBuilder();
    messageBuilder.Append("Choose a date after: ");
    messageBuilder.Append(DateTimePicker.MinDateTime.ToShortDateString());
    messageBuilder.Append(" and a date before: ");
    messageBuilder.Append(DateTimePicker.MaxDateTime.ToShortDateString());
    MessageBox.Show(messageBuilder.ToString());
} //dateTimePicker1_DropDown

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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