MonthCalendar.TodayDate Property


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Gets or sets the value that is used by MonthCalendar as today's date.

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

public DateTime TodayDate { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.DateTime

A DateTime representing today's date. The default value is the current system date.

Exception Condition

The value is less than the minimum allowable date.


The value is greater than the maximum allowable date.

By default, the TodayDate property returns the current system date, and the TodayDateSet property is false. Setting the TodayDate property sets the TodayDateSet property to true and, from that point, the value returned by the TodayDate property is the one the user sets.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the SelectionStart, TodayDate and SelectionEnd properties. To run the example, paste the following code into a form containing a MonthCalendar control named MonthCalendar1, and call the ShowAWeeksVacationOneMonthFromToday method from the form's constructor or Load event-handling method.

// Computes a week one month from today.
private void ShowAWeeksVacationOneMonthFromToday()
	System.DateTime today = this.MonthCalendar1.TodayDate;
	int vacationMonth = today.Month + 1;
	int vacationYear = today.Year;

	if (today.Month == 12)
		vacationMonth = 1;

	// Select the week using SelectionStart and SelectionEnd.
	this.MonthCalendar1.SelectionStart = 
		new System.DateTime(today.Year, vacationMonth, today.Day-1);
	this.MonthCalendar1.SelectionEnd = 
		new System.DateTime(today.Year, vacationMonth, today.Day+6);

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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