Calendar.TodaysDate Property

Definition

Gets or sets the value for today's date.

public:
 property DateTime TodaysDate { DateTime get(); void set(DateTime value); };
[System.ComponentModel.Bindable(true)]
[System.ComponentModel.Browsable(false)]
public DateTime TodaysDate { get; set; }
[System.ComponentModel.Browsable(false)]
public DateTime TodaysDate { get; set; }
[<System.ComponentModel.Bindable(true)>]
[<System.ComponentModel.Browsable(false)>]
member this.TodaysDate : DateTime with get, set
[<System.ComponentModel.Browsable(false)>]
member this.TodaysDate : DateTime with get, set
Public Property TodaysDate As DateTime

Property Value

DateTime

A DateTime that contains the value that the Calendar considers to be today's date. If this property is not explicitly set, this date will be the date on the server.

Attributes

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use the TodaysDate property to programmatically set the value for today's date on the Calendar control.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head>
    <title>Calendar Example</title>
<script language="C#" runat="server">

      void Selection_Change(Object sender, EventArgs e) 
      {
         Calendar1.TodaysDate = Calendar1.SelectedDate;
         Label1.Text = "Today's Date is now " + Calendar1.TodaysDate.ToShortDateString();
      }

   </script>

</head>     
<body>

   <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>Calendar Example</h3>

      Select a date on the Calendar control to use as today's date.<br /><br />

      <asp:Calendar ID="Calendar1" runat="server"  
           SelectionMode="Day" 
           ShowGridLines="True" 
           OnSelectionChanged="Selection_Change">

         <SelectedDayStyle BackColor="Yellow"
                           ForeColor="Red">
         </SelectedDayStyle>

      </asp:Calendar> 

      <hr /><br />

      <asp:Label id="Label1" runat="server" />

   </form>
</body>
</html>

<%@ Page Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="True" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head>
    <title>Calendar Example</title>
<script language="VB" runat="server">

        Sub Selection_Change(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
            Calendar1.TodaysDate = Calendar1.SelectedDate
            Label1.Text = "Today's Date is now " & Calendar1.TodaysDate.ToShortDateString()
        End Sub 'Selection_Change

   </script>

</head>     
<body>

   <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>Calendar Example</h3>

      Select a date on the Calendar control to use as today's date.<br /><br />

      <asp:Calendar ID="Calendar1" runat="server"  
           SelectionMode="Day" 
           ShowGridLines="True" 
           OnSelectionChanged="Selection_Change">

         <SelectedDayStyle BackColor="Yellow"
                           ForeColor="Red">
         </SelectedDayStyle>

      </asp:Calendar> 

      <hr /><br />

      <asp:Label id="Label1" runat="server" />

   </form>
</body>
</html>

Remarks

Use the TodaysDate property to determine today's date. You can also use this property to programmatically set the value for today's date on the Calendar control. This property is set using a System.DateTime object.

Note

This date might need to be adjusted to accommodate users who are in a different time zone.

The appearance of the date specified by the TodaysDate property can be customized by using the TodayDayStyle property.

Note

If the VisibleDate property is not set, the date specified by the TodaysDate property determines which month is displayed in the Calendar control.

Applies to

See also