DateTime.Today Property

May 11, 2014

Gets the current date.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public static DateTime Today { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.DateTime
An object set to today's date, with the time component set to 00:00:00.

The return value is a DateTime whose Kind property returns Local.

Because it returns the current date without the current time, the Today property is suitable for use in applications that work with dates only. In contrast, the TimeOfDay property returns the current time without the current date, and the Now property returns both the current date and the current time.

The following example uses the Date property to retrieve the current date. It also illustrates how a DateTime value can be formatted using some of the standard date and time format strings. Note that the output produced by the third call to the ToString(String) method uses the g format specifier to include the time component, which is zero.


// Get current date.
DateTime thisDay = DateTime.Today;
// Display the date in a variety of formats.
outputBlock.Text += thisDay.ToString("d") + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += thisDay.ToString("D") + "\n";
outputBlock.Text += thisDay.ToString("g") + "\n";


Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

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