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GregorianCalendar.MinSupportedDateTime Property

Gets the earliest date and time supported by the GregorianCalendar type.

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

[ComVisibleAttribute(false)]
public override DateTime MinSupportedDateTime { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.DateTime
The earliest date and time supported by the GregorianCalendar type, which is the first moment of January 1, 0001 C.E. and is equivalent to MinValue.

The following code example gets the minimum value and the maximum value of the calendar.


using System;
using System.Globalization;


public class SamplesCalendar  {

   public static void Main()  {

      // Create an instance of the calendar.
      GregorianCalendar myCal = new GregorianCalendar();
      Console.WriteLine( myCal.ToString() );

      // Display the MinSupportedDateTime.
      DateTime myMin = myCal.MinSupportedDateTime;
      Console.WriteLine( "MinSupportedDateTime: {0:D2}/{1:D2}/{2:D4}", myCal.GetMonth(myMin), myCal.GetDayOfMonth(myMin), myCal.GetYear(myMin) );

      // Display the MaxSupportedDateTime.
      DateTime myMax = myCal.MaxSupportedDateTime;
      Console.WriteLine( "MaxSupportedDateTime: {0:D2}/{1:D2}/{2:D4}", myCal.GetMonth(myMax), myCal.GetDayOfMonth(myMax), myCal.GetYear(myMax) );

   }

}


/*
This code produces the following output.

System.Globalization.GregorianCalendar
MinSupportedDateTime: 01/01/0001
MaxSupportedDateTime: 12/31/9999

*/


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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