DateTimePicker.Value Property

 
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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.

Exception Condition
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());
} 

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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