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Calendar.TodaysDate Property

Gets or sets the value for today's date.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public DateTime TodaysDate { get; set; }
<asp:Calendar TodaysDate="DateTime" />

Property Value

Type: System.DateTime
A System.DateTime that contains the value that the Calendar considers to be today's date. If this property is not explicitly set, this date will be the date on the server.

Use the TodaysDate property to determine today's date. You can also use this property to programmatically set the value for today's date on the Calendar control. This property is set using a System.DateTime object.


This date might need to be adjusted to accommodate users who are in a different time zone.

The appearance of the date specified by the TodaysDate property can be customized by using the TodayDayStyle property.


If the VisibleDate property is not set, the date specified by the TodaysDate property determines which month is displayed in the Calendar control.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the TodaysDate property to programmatically set the value for today's date on the Calendar control.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="" >
    <title>Calendar Example</title>
<script language="C#" runat="server">

      void Selection_Change(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
         Calendar1.TodaysDate = Calendar1.SelectedDate;
         Label1.Text = "Today's Date is now " + Calendar1.TodaysDate.ToShortDateString();



   <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>Calendar Example</h3>

      Select a date on the Calendar control to use as today's date.<br /><br />

      <asp:Calendar ID="Calendar1" runat="server"  

         <SelectedDayStyle BackColor="Yellow"


      <hr /><br />

      <asp:Label id="Label1" runat="server" />


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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.