DateTime::Date Property

 

Gets the date component of this instance.

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

public:
property DateTime Date {
	DateTime get();
}

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.

using namespace System;

void main()
{
   DateTime^ date1 = gcnew DateTime(2008, 6, 1, 7, 47, 0);
   Console::WriteLine(date1->ToString());

   // Get date-only portion of date, without its time.
   DateTime dateOnly = date1->Date;
   // Display date using short date string.
   Console::WriteLine(dateOnly.ToString("d"));
   // Display date using 24-hour clock.
   Console::WriteLine(dateOnly.ToString("g"));
   Console::WriteLine(dateOnly.ToString(L"MM/dd/yyyy HH:mm"));   
}
// The example displays the following output to the console:
//       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
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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