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MonthCalendar.CalendarDimensions Property

Gets or sets the number of columns and rows of months displayed.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

'Declaration
Public Property CalendarDimensions As Size

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing.Size
A Size with the number of columns and rows to use to display the calendar.

Only one calendar year is displayed at a time, and the maximum number of months that can be displayed is 12. Valid combinations of columns and rows make a maximum product of 12; for values greater than 12, the display is modified on a best-fit basis.

The following code example displays a form containing a MonthCalendar control that displays one calendar year. The example demonstrates setting the BackColor, ForeColor, TitleBackColor, TitleForeColor, CalendarDimensions, and TrailingForeColor properties to customize the look of the calendar control. Other properties such as AnnuallyBoldedDates, BoldedDates, and MonthlyBoldedDates are set to customize which dates are bold. The example also sets the FirstDayOfWeek, MaxDate, MinDate, and MaxSelectionCount properties to change the calendar format. The DateSelected and DateChanged events are also handled and their status is displayed on the form.

Imports System
Imports System.Drawing
Imports System.Windows.Forms

Public NotInheritable Class Form1
    Inherits System.Windows.Forms.Form

    Friend WithEvents MonthCalendar1 As System.Windows.Forms.MonthCalendar
    Friend WithEvents TextBox1 As System.Windows.Forms.TextBox

    <System.STAThread()> _
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        System.Windows.Forms.Application.Run(New Form1)
    End Sub 'Main

    Public Sub New()
        MyBase.New()

        Me.TextBox1 = New System.Windows.Forms.TextBox
        Me.TextBox1.BorderStyle = System.Windows.Forms.BorderStyle.FixedSingle
        Me.TextBox1.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(48, 488)
        Me.TextBox1.Multiline = True 
        Me.TextBox1.ReadOnly = True 
        Me.TextBox1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(824, 32)

        ' Create the calendar. 
        Me.MonthCalendar1 = New System.Windows.Forms.MonthCalendar

        ' Set the calendar location. 
        Me.MonthCalendar1.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(47, 16)

        ' Change the color. 
        Me.MonthCalendar1.BackColor = System.Drawing.SystemColors.Info
        Me.MonthCalendar1.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.FromArgb( _
                                CType(192, System.Byte), CType(0, System.Byte), CType(192, System.Byte))
        Me.MonthCalendar1.TitleBackColor = System.Drawing.Color.Purple
        Me.MonthCalendar1.TitleForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Yellow
        Me.MonthCalendar1.TrailingForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.FromArgb( _
                                CType(192, System.Byte), CType(192, System.Byte), CType(0, System.Byte))

        ' Add dates to the AnnuallyBoldedDates array. 
        Me.MonthCalendar1.AnnuallyBoldedDates = New System.DateTime() _
                     {New System.DateTime(2002, 4, 20, 0, 0, 0, 0), _
                      New System.DateTime(2002, 4, 28, 0, 0, 0, 0), _
                      New System.DateTime(2002, 5, 5, 0, 0, 0, 0), _
                      New System.DateTime(2002, 7, 4, 0, 0, 0, 0), _
                      New System.DateTime(2002, 12, 15, 0, 0, 0, 0), _ 
                      New System.DateTime(2002, 12, 18, 0, 0, 0, 0)}

        ' Add dates to BoldedDates array. 
        Me.MonthCalendar1.BoldedDates = New System.DateTime() {New System.DateTime(2002, 9, 26, 0, 0, 0, 0)}

        ' Add dates to MonthlyBoldedDates array. 
        Me.MonthCalendar1.MonthlyBoldedDates = New System.DateTime() _
                     {New System.DateTime(2002, 1, 15, 0, 0, 0, 0), _
                      New System.DateTime(2002, 1, 30, 0, 0, 0, 0)}

        ' Configure the calendar to display 3 rows by 4 columns of months. 
        Me.MonthCalendar1.CalendarDimensions = New System.Drawing.Size(4, 3)

        ' Set the week to begin on Monday. 
        Me.MonthCalendar1.FirstDayOfWeek = System.Windows.Forms.Day.Monday

        ' Sets the maximum visible date on the calendar to 12/31/2010. 
        Me.MonthCalendar1.MaxDate = New System.DateTime(2010, 12, 31, 0, 0, 0, 0)

        ' Set the minimum visible date on the calendar to 12/31/2010. 
        Me.MonthCalendar1.MinDate = New System.DateTime(1999, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0)

        ' Only allow 21 days to be selected at the same time. 
        Me.MonthCalendar1.MaxSelectionCount = 21

        ' Set the calendar to move one month at a time when navigating using the arrows. 
        Me.MonthCalendar1.ScrollChange = 1

        ' Do not show the "Today" banner. 
        Me.MonthCalendar1.ShowToday = False 

        ' Do not circle today's date. 
        Me.MonthCalendar1.ShowTodayCircle = False 

        ' Show the week numbers to the left of each week. 
        Me.MonthCalendar1.ShowWeekNumbers = True 

        ' Set up how the form should be displayed and add the controls to the form. 
        Me.ClientSize = New System.Drawing.Size(920, 566)
        Me.Controls.AddRange(New System.Windows.Forms.Control() {Me.TextBox1, Me.MonthCalendar1})
        Me.Text = "Month Calendar Example" 

    End Sub 

    Private Sub monthCalendar1_DateSelected(ByVal sender As Object, _
                    ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.DateRangeEventArgs) Handles MonthCalendar1.DateSelected

        ' Show the start and end dates in the text box. 
        Me.TextBox1.Text = "Date Selected: Start = " + _
                e.Start.ToShortDateString() + " : End = " + e.End.ToShortDateString()
    End Sub 

    Private Sub monthCalendar1_DateChanged(ByVal sender As Object, _
                    ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.DateRangeEventArgs) Handles MonthCalendar1.DateChanged

        ' Show the start and end dates in the text box. 
        Me.TextBox1.Text = "Date Changed: Start = " + _
                e.Start.ToShortDateString() + " : End = " + e.End.ToShortDateString()
    End Sub 
End Class

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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