MonthCalendar.MaxSelectionCount Property

 
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Gets or sets the maximum number of days that can be selected in a month calendar control.

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

Public Property MaxSelectionCount As Integer

Property Value

Type: System.Int32

The maximum number of days that you can select. The default is 7.

Exception Condition
ArgumentException

The value is less than 1.

-or-

The MaxSelectionCount cannot be set.

Setting this property does not effect the current selection range.

It is important to remember that the MaxSelectionCount property represents the number of days in the selection, not the difference between SelectionStart and SelectionEnd. For example, if MaxSelectionCount is 7 (the default), SelectionStart and SelectionEnd can be no more than six days apart.

The following code example displays a form containing a MonthCalendar control that displays one calendar year. The example demonstrates setting the BackColor, ForeColor, TitleBackColor, TitleForeColor, CalendarDimensions, and TrailingForeColor properties to customize the look of the calendar control. Other properties such as AnnuallyBoldedDates, BoldedDates, and MonthlyBoldedDates are set to customize which dates are bold. The example also sets the FirstDayOfWeek, MaxDate, MinDate, and MaxSelectionCount properties to change the calendar format. The DateSelected and DateChanged events are also handled and their status is displayed on the form.

Imports System
Imports System.Drawing
Imports System.Windows.Forms

Public NotInheritable Class Form1
    Inherits System.Windows.Forms.Form

    Friend WithEvents MonthCalendar1 As System.Windows.Forms.MonthCalendar
    Friend WithEvents TextBox1 As System.Windows.Forms.TextBox

    <System.STAThread()> _
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        System.Windows.Forms.Application.Run(New Form1)
    End Sub 'Main

    Public Sub New()
        MyBase.New()

        Me.TextBox1 = New System.Windows.Forms.TextBox
        Me.TextBox1.BorderStyle = System.Windows.Forms.BorderStyle.FixedSingle
        Me.TextBox1.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(48, 488)
        Me.TextBox1.Multiline = True
        Me.TextBox1.ReadOnly = True
        Me.TextBox1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(824, 32)

        ' Create the calendar.
        Me.MonthCalendar1 = New System.Windows.Forms.MonthCalendar

        ' Set the calendar location.
        Me.MonthCalendar1.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(47, 16)

        ' Change the color.
        Me.MonthCalendar1.BackColor = System.Drawing.SystemColors.Info
        Me.MonthCalendar1.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.FromArgb( _
                                CType(192, System.Byte), CType(0, System.Byte), CType(192, System.Byte))
        Me.MonthCalendar1.TitleBackColor = System.Drawing.Color.Purple
        Me.MonthCalendar1.TitleForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Yellow
        Me.MonthCalendar1.TrailingForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.FromArgb( _
                                CType(192, System.Byte), CType(192, System.Byte), CType(0, System.Byte))

        ' Add dates to the AnnuallyBoldedDates array.
        Me.MonthCalendar1.AnnuallyBoldedDates = New System.DateTime() _
                     {New System.DateTime(2002, 4, 20, 0, 0, 0, 0), _
                      New System.DateTime(2002, 4, 28, 0, 0, 0, 0), _
                      New System.DateTime(2002, 5, 5, 0, 0, 0, 0), _
                      New System.DateTime(2002, 7, 4, 0, 0, 0, 0), _
                      New System.DateTime(2002, 12, 15, 0, 0, 0, 0), _ 
                      New System.DateTime(2002, 12, 18, 0, 0, 0, 0)}

        ' Add dates to BoldedDates array.
        Me.MonthCalendar1.BoldedDates = New System.DateTime() {New System.DateTime(2002, 9, 26, 0, 0, 0, 0)}

        ' Add dates to MonthlyBoldedDates array.
        Me.MonthCalendar1.MonthlyBoldedDates = New System.DateTime() _
                     {New System.DateTime(2002, 1, 15, 0, 0, 0, 0), _
                      New System.DateTime(2002, 1, 30, 0, 0, 0, 0)}

        ' Configure the calendar to display 3 rows by 4 columns of months.
        Me.MonthCalendar1.CalendarDimensions = New System.Drawing.Size(4, 3)

        ' Set the week to begin on Monday.
        Me.MonthCalendar1.FirstDayOfWeek = System.Windows.Forms.Day.Monday

        ' Sets the maximum visible date on the calendar to 12/31/2010.
        Me.MonthCalendar1.MaxDate = New System.DateTime(2010, 12, 31, 0, 0, 0, 0)

        ' Set the minimum visible date on the calendar to 12/31/2010.
        Me.MonthCalendar1.MinDate = New System.DateTime(1999, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0)

        ' Only allow 21 days to be selected at the same time.
        Me.MonthCalendar1.MaxSelectionCount = 21

        ' Set the calendar to move one month at a time when navigating using the arrows.
        Me.MonthCalendar1.ScrollChange = 1

        ' Do not show the "Today" banner.
        Me.MonthCalendar1.ShowToday = False

        ' Do not circle today's date.
        Me.MonthCalendar1.ShowTodayCircle = False

        ' Show the week numbers to the left of each week.
        Me.MonthCalendar1.ShowWeekNumbers = True

        ' Set up how the form should be displayed and add the controls to the form.
        Me.ClientSize = New System.Drawing.Size(920, 566)
        Me.Controls.AddRange(New System.Windows.Forms.Control() {Me.TextBox1, Me.MonthCalendar1})
        Me.Text = "Month Calendar Example"

    End Sub

    Private Sub monthCalendar1_DateSelected(ByVal sender As Object, _
                    ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.DateRangeEventArgs) Handles MonthCalendar1.DateSelected

        ' Show the start and end dates in the text box.
        Me.TextBox1.Text = "Date Selected: Start = " + _
                e.Start.ToShortDateString() + " : End = " + e.End.ToShortDateString()
    End Sub

    Private Sub monthCalendar1_DateChanged(ByVal sender As Object, _
                    ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.DateRangeEventArgs) Handles MonthCalendar1.DateChanged

        ' Show the start and end dates in the text box.
        Me.TextBox1.Text = "Date Changed: Start = " + _
                e.Start.ToShortDateString() + " : End = " + e.End.ToShortDateString()
    End Sub
End Class

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