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DateTimePicker.Value Property

Gets or sets the date/time value assigned to the control.

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

[BindableAttribute(true)]
public DateTime Value { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.DateTime
The DateTime value assign to the control.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The set value is less than MinDate or more than MaxDate.

If the Value property has not been changed in code or by the user, it is set to the current date and time (DateTime.Now).

The following code example demonstrates how use the Value property to retrieve the current date value. First, the example displays the Value property. The example then increments the Value property by one day and displays the property value again.

public MyClass()
{
   // Create a new DateTimePicker
   DateTimePicker dateTimePicker1 = new DateTimePicker();
   Controls.AddRange(new Control[] {dateTimePicker1});
   MessageBox.Show(dateTimePicker1.Value.ToString());

   dateTimePicker1.Value = DateTime.Now.AddDays(1);
   MessageBox.Show(dateTimePicker1.Value.ToString());
} 

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0
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