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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)
[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public static readonly DateTime MaxDateTime

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());
	}
	Drop-Down event of a DateTimePicker, and the MinDateTime and MaxDateTime fields.  To run this example paste
	the following code in a form that contains a DateTimePicker named

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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