MonthCalendar.SetDate Method

Sets a date as the currently selected date.

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

public void SetDate(
	DateTime date


Type: System.DateTime

The date to be selected.


The value is less than the minimum allowable date.


The value is greater than the maximum allowable date.

This exception will only be thrown if MinDate or MaxDate have been set explicitly.

This method sets the SelectionStart and the SelectionEnd properties to the specified date. This method is the functional equivalent of setting the selection range to a single day through the SetSelectionRange method or the SelectionRange property.

.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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