Gets the current date.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
Because it returns the current date without the current time, the Choosing Between DateTime, DateTimeOffset, TimeSpan, and TimeZoneInfo. In contrast, the TimeOfDay property returns the current time without the current date, and the Now property returns both the current date and the current time.property is suitable for use in applications that work with dates only. For details, see
The following example uses the Date property to retrieve the current date. It also illustrates how a DateTime value can be formatted using some of the standard date and time format strings. Note that the output produced by the third call to the ToString(String) method uses the g format specifier to include the time component, which is zero.
Module modMain Public Sub Main() ' Get the current date. Dim thisDay As DateTime = DateTime.Today ' Display the date in the default (general) format. Console.WriteLine(thisDay.ToString()) Console.WriteLine() ' Display the date in a variety of formats. Console.WriteLine(thisDay.ToString("d")) Console.WriteLine(thisDay.ToString("D")) Console.WriteLine(thisDay.ToString("g")) End Sub End Module ' The example displays output similar to the following: ' 5/3/2012 12:00:00 AM ' ' 5/3/2012 ' Thursday, May 03, 2012 ' 5/3/2012 12:00 AM
Available since 8
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Available since 8.1