HebrewCalendar.MinSupportedDateTime Property

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

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

public override DateTime MinSupportedDateTime { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.DateTime
The earliest date and time supported by the HebrewCalendar type, which is equivalent to the first moment of January, 1, 1583 C.E. in the Gregorian calendar.

Microsoft Visual Basic represents time of day as the specified time on the minimum date supported by the DateTime type, which is January 1, 0001 C.E. However, the HebrewCalendar type does not support that minimum date. Consequently, if you call a method to format the time of day using the current calendar but you do not specify a format specifier, formatting uses the ISO 8601 sortable ("s") date/time pattern format specifier instead of the default general ("G") date/time pattern format specifier. For more information, see Standard Date and Time Format Strings.

The following example gets the minimum value and the maximum value of the HebrewCalendar class.

using System;
using System.Globalization;

public class Example

   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)

      // Create an instance of the calendar.
      HebrewCalendar myCal = new HebrewCalendar();
      outputBlock.Text += myCal.ToString() + "\n";

      // Create an instance of the GregorianCalendar.
      GregorianCalendar myGre = new GregorianCalendar();

      // Display the MinSupportedDateTime and its equivalent in the GregorianCalendar.
      DateTime myMin = myCal.MinSupportedDateTime;
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("MinSupportedDateTime: {0:D2}/{1:D2}/{2:D4}", myCal.GetMonth(myMin), myCal.GetDayOfMonth(myMin), myCal.GetYear(myMin));
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(" (in Gregorian, {0:D2}/{1:D2}/{2:D4})", myGre.GetMonth(myMin), myGre.GetDayOfMonth(myMin), myGre.GetYear(myMin)) + "\n";

      // Display the MaxSupportedDateTime and its equivalent in the GregorianCalendar.
      DateTime myMax = myCal.MaxSupportedDateTime;
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("MaxSupportedDateTime: {0:D2}/{1:D2}/{2:D4}", myCal.GetMonth(myMax), myCal.GetDayOfMonth(myMax), myCal.GetYear(myMax));
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(" (in Gregorian, {0:D2}/{1:D2}/{2:D4})", myGre.GetMonth(myMax), myGre.GetDayOfMonth(myMax), myGre.GetYear(myMax)) + "\n";



This code produces the following output.

MinSupportedDateTime: 04/07/5343 (in Gregorian, 01/01/1583)
MaxSupportedDateTime: 13/29/5999 (in Gregorian, 09/29/2239)



Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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