DateTimePicker.Text Property

 

Gets or sets the text associated with this control.

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

[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public override string Text { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String

A string that represents the text associated with this control.

The string returned by this property is equivalent to the Value property with the appropriate formatting or custom formatting applied. For example, if the Value property is set to 06/01/2001 12:00:00 AM while the CustomFormat property is set to "dddd, MMMM dd, yyyy", the Text property value is "Friday, June 01, 2001".

When setting this property, the string must be convertible to an instance of the DateTime class. It is possible to define a custom format that results in a string that cannot be converted to a valid DateTime value. Because of this, the string returned from the Text property might cause an error if it is passed back to the Text property. If the string cannot be converted to a date/time value, the DateTime class throws a FormatException.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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