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HijriCalendar.MinSupportedDateTime Property

Gets the earliest date and time supported by this calendar.

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 HijriCalendar type, which is equivalent to the first moment of July 18, 622 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 HijriCalendar 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 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.
      HijriCalendar myCal = new HijriCalendar();
      Console.WriteLine( myCal.ToString() );

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

      // Display the MinSupportedDateTime and its equivalent in the GregorianCalendar.
      DateTime myMin = myCal.MinSupportedDateTime;
      Console.Write( "MinSupportedDateTime: {0:D2}/{1:D2}/{2:D4}", myCal.GetMonth(myMin), myCal.GetDayOfMonth(myMin), myCal.GetYear(myMin) );
      Console.WriteLine( " (in Gregorian, {0:D2}/{1:D2}/{2:D4})", myGre.GetMonth(myMin), myGre.GetDayOfMonth(myMin), myGre.GetYear(myMin) );

      // Display the MaxSupportedDateTime and its equivalent in the GregorianCalendar.
      DateTime myMax = myCal.MaxSupportedDateTime;
      Console.Write( "MaxSupportedDateTime: {0:D2}/{1:D2}/{2:D4}", myCal.GetMonth(myMax), myCal.GetDayOfMonth(myMax), myCal.GetYear(myMax) );
      Console.WriteLine( " (in Gregorian, {0:D2}/{1:D2}/{2:D4})", myGre.GetMonth(myMax), myGre.GetDayOfMonth(myMax), myGre.GetYear(myMax) );



This code produces the following output.

MinSupportedDateTime: 01/01/0001 (in Gregorian, 07/18/0622)
MaxSupportedDateTime: 04/03/9666 (in Gregorian, 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.