DateTime.Date Property


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Gets the date component of this instance.

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

Public ReadOnly Property Date As Date

Property Value

Type: System.DateTime

A new object with the same date as this instance, and the time value set to 12:00:00 midnight (00:00:00).

The value of the Kind property of the returned DateTime value is the same as that of the current instance.

Because the DateTime type represents both dates and times in a single type, it is important to avoid misinterpreting a date returned by the Date property as a date and time.

The following example uses the Date property to extract the date component of a DateTime value with its time component set to zero (or 0:00:00, or midnight). It also illustrates that, depending on the format string used when displaying the DateTime value, the time component can continue to appear in formatted output.

Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim date1 As Date = #6/1/2008 7:47AM#

      ' Get date-only portion of date, without its time.
      Dim dateOnly As Date = date1.Date
      ' Display date using short date string.
      ' Display date using 24-hour clock.
      Console.WriteLine(dateOnly.ToString("MM/dd/yyyy HH:mm"))   
   End Sub
End Module
' The example displays output like the following:
'       6/1/2008 7:47:00 AM                     
'       6/1/2008
'       6/1/2008 12:00 AM
'       06/01/2008 00:00

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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