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MonthCalendar.SetDate Method

Sets a date as the currently selected date.

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

public void SetDate(
	DateTime date


Type: System.DateTime
The date to be selected.


The value is less than the minimum allowable date.


The value is greater than the maximum allowable date.

This exception will only be thrown if MinDate or MaxDate have been set explicitly.

This method sets the SelectionStart and the SelectionEnd properties to the specified date. This method is the functional equivalent of setting the selection range to a single day through the SetSelectionRange method or the SelectionRange property.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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