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MonthChangedEventArgs.NewDate Property

Gets the date that determines the currently displayed month in the Calendar control.

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

public DateTime NewDate { get; }
/** @property */
public DateTime get_NewDate ()

public function get NewDate () : DateTime

Not applicable.

Property Value

The date that determines the month currently displayed by the Calendar.

Use this property to get the month currently displayed by the Calendar control and to compare the currently displayed month with another month. For example, you can use this property to calculate the number of months until or since a certain date.

This date is normally the first date of the currently displayed month; however, it can be programmatically changed to any date within the month.

The VisibleDate property can be assigned to this property programmatically to override the month change when the user clicks the navigation controls for the Calendar control.

The following code example demonstrates how to compare the months of the NewDate property and the PreviousDate property to determine whether the Calendar control moved forward one month or backward one month.

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

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="" >

<head runat="server">
    <title> Calendar VisibleMonthChanged Example </title>
<script runat="server">

      void MonthChange(Object sender, MonthChangedEventArgs e) 

         if (e.NewDate.Month > e.PreviousDate.Month)
            Message.Text = "You moved forward one month.";
            Message.Text = "You moved backwards one month.";

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

      <h3> Calendar VisibleMonthChanged Example </h3>
      Select a different month on the calendar. 
      <br /><br />
      <asp:Calendar id="Calendar1" runat="server"

         <WeekendDayStyle BackColor="gray">


      <hr /> 

      <table border="1">

         <tr style="background-color:Silver">


               Month navigation direction



               <asp:Label id="Message" 
                    Text="Starting month." 





Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0