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DateTime.Year Property

Gets the year component of the date represented by this instance.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public int Year { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The year component, expressed as a value between 1 and 9999.

The Year property returns the year of the current instance in the Gregorian calendar. It does not return the year using the default calendar of the current culture. To retrieve the year using a particular calendar, you can call that calendar's GetYear method. The following example, which assumes that the target computer's current culture is th-TH, illustrates this.

using System;
using System.Globalization;
using System.Threading;

public class Example
   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
      // Initialize date variable and display year
      DateTime date1 = new DateTime(2008, 1, 1, 6, 32, 0);
      outputBlock.Text += date1.Year + "\n";                    // Displays 2008

      outputBlock.Text += date1.Year + "\n";                    // Displays 2008

      // display year using current culture's calendar 
      Calendar thaiCalendar = CultureInfo.CurrentCulture.Calendar;
      outputBlock.Text += thaiCalendar.GetYear(date1) + "\n";   // Displays 2551

The following example demonstrates the Year property.

System.DateTime moment = new System.DateTime(
                        1999, 1, 13, 3, 57, 32, 11);
// Year gets 1999.
int year = moment.Year;

// Month gets 1 (January).
int month = moment.Month;

// Day gets 13.
int day = moment.Day;

// Hour gets 3.
int hour = moment.Hour;

// Minute gets 57.
int minute = moment.Minute;

// Second gets 32.
int second = moment.Second;

// Millisecond gets 11.
int millisecond = moment.Millisecond;


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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