Calendar.DisplayDate Property

Gets or sets the date to display.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  System.Windows.Controls (in System.Windows.Controls.dll)

public DateTime DisplayDate { get; set; }
<sdk:Calendar DisplayDate="dateTimeString"/>

XAML Values


A date specified in the format yyyy/mm/dd. The mm and dd components must always consist of two characters, with a leading zero if necessary. For instance, the month of May should be specified as 05.

Property Value

Type: System.DateTime
The date to display.


The given date is not in the range specified by DisplayDateStart and DisplayDateEnd.

Dependency property identifier field: DisplayDateProperty

This property allows the developer to specify a date to display. If this property is null, SelectedDate is displayed. If SelectedDate is also null, Today is displayed. The default is Today.

The following code sets up a Calendar with a particular range of displayable dates, and sets the currently selected and displayed date. This example is part of a larger example available in the Calendar overview.

//Sets a Calendar to display a range of dates from 1/10/2009 to 
//4/18/2009.  2/15/2009 is selected, but 3/2009 is initially 
cal.SelectedDate = new DateTime(2009, 2, 15);
cal.DisplayDate = new DateTime(2009, 3, 15); //if DisplayDate is not set, the Calendar displays
//the SelectedDate.
cal.DisplayDateStart = new DateTime(2009, 1, 10);
cal.DisplayDateEnd = new DateTime(2009, 4, 18);


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

Community Additions