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DateTimePicker.Value Property

Gets or sets the date/time value assigned to the control.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
[BindableAttribute(true)]
public DateTime Value { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.DateTime
The DateTime value assign to the control.
ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The set value is less than MinDate or more than MaxDate.

If the Value property has not been changed in code or by the user, it is set to the current date and time (DateTime.Now).

The following code example demonstrates how use the Value property to retrieve the current date value. First, the example displays the Value property. The example then increments the Value property by one day and displays the property value again.

public MyClass()
{
   // Create a new DateTimePicker
   DateTimePicker dateTimePicker1 = new DateTimePicker();
   Controls.AddRange(new Control[] {dateTimePicker1});
   MessageBox.Show(dateTimePicker1.Value.ToString());

   dateTimePicker1.Value = DateTime.Now.AddDays(1);
   MessageBox.Show(dateTimePicker1.Value.ToString());
} 

.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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