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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)

[ComVisibleAttribute(false)]
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.

System.Globalization.HijriCalendar
MinSupportedDateTime: 01/01/0001 (in Gregorian, 07/18/0622)
MaxSupportedDateTime: 04/03/9666 (in Gregorian, 12/31/9999)

*/

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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