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SelectionRange.Start Property

Gets or sets the starting date and time of the selection range.

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

public DateTime Start { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.DateTime
The starting DateTime value of the range.

The following example creates a SelectionRange object, sets its Start and End properties, and assigns the SelectionRange object to the SelectionRange property of the MonthCalendar control. When the DateChanged event is raised, the Start and End property values are displayed in the text boxes. This example assumes that you have a Form with two TextBox controls, a Button, and a MonthCalendar control.

private void button1_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
   // Create a SelectionRange object and set its Start and End properties.
   SelectionRange sr = new SelectionRange();
   sr.Start = DateTime.Parse(this.textBox1.Text);
   sr.End = DateTime.Parse(this.textBox2.Text);
   /* Assign the SelectionRange object to the 
      SelectionRange property of the MonthCalendar control. */
   this.monthCalendar1.SelectionRange = sr;

private void monthCalendar1_DateChanged(object sender, DateRangeEventArgs e)
   /* Display the Start and End property values of 
      the SelectionRange object in the text boxes. */
   this.textBox1.Text = 
   this.textBox2.Text = 

.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.