Calendar.SelectedDate Property

Gets or sets the currently selected date.

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

public Nullable<DateTime> SelectedDate { get; set; }
<sdk:Calendar SelectedDate="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.Nullable<DateTime>
The date currently selected. The default is null.


The given date is outside the range specified by DisplayDateStart and DisplayDateEnd


The given date is in the BlackoutDates collection.


If set to anything other than null when SelectionMode is set to None.

Dependency property identifier field: SelectedDateProperty

Use this property when SelectionMode is set to SingleDate. In other modes, this property will always be the first date in SelectedDates.

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

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