DateTimePicker.MinDate Property

 

Gets or sets the minimum date and time that can be selected in the control.

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

public DateTime MinDate { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.DateTime

The minimum date and time that can be selected in the control. The default is 1/1/1753 00:00:00.

Exception Condition
ArgumentException

The value assigned is not less than the MaxDate value.

SystemException

The value assigned is less than the MinDateTime value.

The following code example creates a new instance of a DateTimePicker control and initializes it. The control's CustomFormat property is set. Also, the ShowCheckBox property is set so that the control displays a CheckBox, and the ShowUpDown property is set so that the control is displayed as a spin button control (also known as an up-down control).

public void CreateMyDateTimePicker()
{
   // Create a new DateTimePicker control and initialize it.
   DateTimePicker dateTimePicker1 = new DateTimePicker();

   // Set the MinDate and MaxDate.
   dateTimePicker1.MinDate = new DateTime(1985, 6, 20);
   dateTimePicker1.MaxDate = DateTime.Today;

   // Set the CustomFormat string.
   dateTimePicker1.CustomFormat = "MMMM dd, yyyy - dddd";
   dateTimePicker1.Format = DateTimePickerFormat.Custom;

   // Show the CheckBox and display the control as an up-down control.
   dateTimePicker1.ShowCheckBox = true;
   dateTimePicker1.ShowUpDown = true;
}

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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