# DateTime.Year Property

## Definition

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

``````public:
property int Year { int get(); };``````
``public int Year { get; }``
``member this.Year : int``
``Public ReadOnly Property Year As Integer``

#### Property Value

The year, between 1 and 9999.

## Examples

The following example demonstrates the Year property.

``````System::DateTime moment = 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;

``````
``````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;
``````
``````Dim moment As New System.DateTime(1999, 1, 13, 3, 57, 32, 11)

' Year gets 1999.
Dim year As Integer = moment.Year

' Month gets 1 (January).
Dim month As Integer = moment.Month

' Day gets 13.
Dim day As Integer = moment.Day

' Hour gets 3.
Dim hour As Integer = moment.Hour

' Minute gets 57.
Dim minute As Integer = moment.Minute

' Second gets 32.
Dim second As Integer = moment.Second

' Millisecond gets 11.
Dim millisecond As Integer = moment.Millisecond
``````

## Remarks

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, as the following code shows.

``````using System;
using System.Globalization;

public class YearMethodExample
{
public static void Main()
{
// Initialize date variable and display year
DateTime date1 = new DateTime(2008, 1, 1, 6, 32, 0);
Console.WriteLine(date1.Year);                    // Displays 2008

// Set culture to th-TH
Console.WriteLine(date1.Year);                    // Displays 2008

// display year using current culture's calendar
Calendar thaiCalendar = CultureInfo.CurrentCulture.Calendar;
Console.WriteLine(thaiCalendar.GetYear(date1));   // Displays 2551

// display year using Persian calendar
PersianCalendar persianCalendar = new PersianCalendar();
Console.WriteLine(persianCalendar.GetYear(date1)); // Displays 1386
}
}
``````
``````Imports System.Globalization

Module YearMethodExample
Public Sub Main()
' Initialize date variable and display year
Dim date1 As Date = #01/01/2008 6:32AM#
Console.WriteLine(date1.Year)       ' Displays 2008

' Set culture to th-TH
Console.WriteLine(date1.Year)        ' Displays 2008

' display year using current culture's calendar
Dim thaiCalendar As Calendar = CultureInfo.CurrentCulture.Calendar
Console.WriteLine(thaiCalendar.GetYear(date1))    ' Displays 2551

' display year using Persian calendar
Dim persianCalendar As New PersianCalendar()
Console.WriteLine(persianCalendar.GetYear(date1))  ' Displays 1386
End Sub
End Module
``````