DateRangeEventArgs Class


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Provides data for the DateChanged or DateSelected events of the MonthCalendar control.

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


public class DateRangeEventArgs : EventArgs

System_CAPS_pubmethodDateRangeEventArgs(DateTime, DateTime)

Initializes a new instance of the DateRangeEventArgs class.


Gets the last date/time value in the range that the user has selected.


Gets the first date/time value in the range that the user has selected.


Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)


Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)


Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)


Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)


Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)


Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

The DateChanged event occurs when the currently selected date or range of dates changes; for example, when the user explicitly changes a selection within the current month or when the selection is implicitly changed in response to next/previous month navigation. The DateSelected event occurs when the user explicitly changes a selection. The DateRangeEventArgs constructor specifies the start and end for the new date range that has been selected.


If a single date is selected, the Start and End property values will be equal.

For more information about handling events, see Handling and Raising Events.

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

using System;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Windows.Forms;

public class Form1 : System.Windows.Forms.Form
    private System.Windows.Forms.MonthCalendar monthCalendar1;
    private System.Windows.Forms.TextBox textBox1;

    static void Main() 
        Application.Run(new Form1());

    public Form1()
        this.textBox1 = new System.Windows.Forms.TextBox();
        this.textBox1.BorderStyle = System.Windows.Forms.BorderStyle.FixedSingle;
        this.textBox1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(48, 488);
        this.textBox1.Multiline = true;
        this.textBox1.ReadOnly = true;
        this.textBox1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(824, 32);

        // Create the calendar.
        this.monthCalendar1 = new System.Windows.Forms.MonthCalendar();

        // Set the calendar location.
        this.monthCalendar1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(47, 16);

        // Change the color.
        this.monthCalendar1.BackColor = System.Drawing.SystemColors.Info;
        this.monthCalendar1.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.FromArgb(
                                 ((System.Byte)(192)), ((System.Byte)(0)), ((System.Byte)(192)));
        this.monthCalendar1.TitleBackColor = System.Drawing.Color.Purple;
        this.monthCalendar1.TitleForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Yellow;
        this.monthCalendar1.TrailingForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.FromArgb(
                                 ((System.Byte)(192)), ((System.Byte)(192)), ((System.Byte)(0)));

        // Add dates to the AnnuallyBoldedDates array.
        this.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.
        this.monthCalendar1.BoldedDates = new System.DateTime[] {new System.DateTime(2002, 9, 26, 0, 0, 0, 0)};

        // Add dates to MonthlyBoldedDates array.
        this.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.
        this.monthCalendar1.CalendarDimensions = new System.Drawing.Size(4, 3);

        // Set week to begin on Monday.
        this.monthCalendar1.FirstDayOfWeek = System.Windows.Forms.Day.Monday;

        // Set the maximum visible date on the calendar to 12/31/2010.
        this.monthCalendar1.MaxDate = new System.DateTime(2010, 12, 31, 0, 0, 0, 0);

        // Set the minimum visible date on calendar to 12/31/2010.
        this.monthCalendar1.MinDate = new System.DateTime(1999, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0);

        // Only allow 21 days to be selected at the same time.
        this.monthCalendar1.MaxSelectionCount = 21;

        // Set the calendar to move one month at a time when navigating using the arrows.
        this.monthCalendar1.ScrollChange = 1;

        // Do not show the "Today" banner.
        this.monthCalendar1.ShowToday = false;

        // Do not circle today's date.
        this.monthCalendar1.ShowTodayCircle = false;

        // Show the week numbers to the left of each week.
        this.monthCalendar1.ShowWeekNumbers = true;

        // Add event handlers for the DateSelected and DateChanged events
        this.monthCalendar1.DateSelected += new System.Windows.Forms.DateRangeEventHandler(this.monthCalendar1_DateSelected);
        this.monthCalendar1.DateChanged += new System.Windows.Forms.DateRangeEventHandler(this.monthCalendar1_DateChanged);

        // Set up how the form should be displayed and add the controls to the form.
        this.ClientSize = new System.Drawing.Size(920, 566);
        this.Controls.AddRange(new System.Windows.Forms.Control[] {this.textBox1, this.monthCalendar1});
        this.Text = "Month Calendar Example";

    private void monthCalendar1_DateSelected(object sender, System.Windows.Forms.DateRangeEventArgs e)
        // Show the start and end dates in the text box.
        this.textBox1.Text = "Date Selected: Start = " +
            e.Start.ToShortDateString() + " : End = " + e.End.ToShortDateString();

    private void monthCalendar1_DateChanged(object sender, System.Windows.Forms.DateRangeEventArgs e)
        // Show the start and end dates in the text box.
        this.textBox1.Text = "Date Changed: Start =  " +
            e.Start.ToShortDateString() + " : End = " + e.End.ToShortDateString();

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1

Any public static ( Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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