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DateTimePicker.CalendarMonthBackground Property

Gets or sets the background color of the calendar month.

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

public Color CalendarMonthBackground { get; set; }
/** @property */
public Color get_CalendarMonthBackground ()

/** @property */
public void set_CalendarMonthBackground (Color value)

public function get CalendarMonthBackground () : Color

public function set CalendarMonthBackground (value : Color)

Property Value

A Color that represents the background color of the calendar month.

Exception typeCondition


The value assigned is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

When a DateTimePicker is created, this property is initially set equal to the DefaultMonthBackColor field value.

The following code example demonstrates how to initialize the CalendarMonthBackground property. After creating a DateTimePicker and adding it to a Form, the example initializes the CalendarMonthBackground property to a Color constant.

public MyClass()
   DateTimePicker dateTimePicker1 = new DateTimePicker();
   Controls.AddRange(new Control[] {dateTimePicker1}); 
   dateTimePicker1.CalendarMonthBackground = Color.Aqua;

public MyClass()
    DateTimePicker dateTimePicker1 = new DateTimePicker();
    get_Controls().AddRange(new Control[] { dateTimePicker1 });
} //MyClass

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0