JapaneseCalendar.MinSupportedDateTime Property


Gets the earliest date and time supported by the current JapaneseCalendar object.

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 JapaneseCalendar type, which is equivalent to the first moment of September 8, 1868 C.E. in the Gregorian calendar.

The earliest date supported by the JapaneseCalendar class is September 8, 1868 C.E., in the first year of the Meiji era. Ordinarily, date and time operations that use the JapaneseCalendar class throw an ArgumentOutOfRangeException exception for dates before this date. However, some members, such as the GetEra method, support dates from January 1, 1868 through September 7 in the year Meiji 1.

The following example gets the earliest and latest dates supported by the calendar.

using System;
using System.Globalization;

public class SamplesCalendar  {

   public static void Main()  {

      // Create an instance of the calendar.
      JapaneseCalendar myCal = new JapaneseCalendar();
      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: 09/08/0001 (in Gregorian, 09/08/1868)
MaxSupportedDateTime: 12/31/8011 (in Gregorian, 12/31/9999)


Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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