GregorianCalendar.MinSupportedDateTime GregorianCalendar.MinSupportedDateTime GregorianCalendar.MinSupportedDateTime GregorianCalendar.MinSupportedDateTime Property

Definition

Gets the earliest date and time supported by the GregorianCalendar type.

public:
 virtual property DateTime MinSupportedDateTime { DateTime get(); };
[System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComVisible(false)]
public override DateTime MinSupportedDateTime { get; }
member this.MinSupportedDateTime : DateTime
Public Overrides ReadOnly Property MinSupportedDateTime As DateTime

Property Value

The earliest date and time supported by the GregorianCalendar type, which is the first moment of January 1, 0001 C.E. and is equivalent to MinValue.

Examples

The following code example gets the minimum value and the maximum value of the calendar.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Globalization;

int main()
{
   // Create an instance of the calendar.
   GregorianCalendar^ myCal = gcnew GregorianCalendar;
   Console::WriteLine( myCal );
   
   // Display the MinSupportedDateTime.
   DateTime myMin = myCal->MinSupportedDateTime;
   Console::WriteLine( "MinSupportedDateTime: {0:D2}/{1:D2}/{2:D4}", myCal->GetMonth( myMin ), myCal->GetDayOfMonth( myMin ), myCal->GetYear( myMin ) );
   
   // Display the MaxSupportedDateTime.
   DateTime myMax = myCal->MaxSupportedDateTime;
   Console::WriteLine( "MaxSupportedDateTime: {0:D2}/{1:D2}/{2:D4}", myCal->GetMonth( myMax ), myCal->GetDayOfMonth( myMax ), myCal->GetYear( myMax ) );
}

/*
This code produces the following output.

System.Globalization.GregorianCalendar
MinSupportedDateTime: 01/01/0001
MaxSupportedDateTime: 12/31/9999

*/
using System;
using System.Globalization;


public class SamplesCalendar  {

   public static void Main()  {

      // Create an instance of the calendar.
      GregorianCalendar myCal = new GregorianCalendar();
      Console.WriteLine( myCal.ToString() );

      // Display the MinSupportedDateTime.
      DateTime myMin = myCal.MinSupportedDateTime;
      Console.WriteLine( "MinSupportedDateTime: {0:D2}/{1:D2}/{2:D4}", myCal.GetMonth(myMin), myCal.GetDayOfMonth(myMin), myCal.GetYear(myMin) );

      // Display the MaxSupportedDateTime.
      DateTime myMax = myCal.MaxSupportedDateTime;
      Console.WriteLine( "MaxSupportedDateTime: {0:D2}/{1:D2}/{2:D4}", myCal.GetMonth(myMax), myCal.GetDayOfMonth(myMax), myCal.GetYear(myMax) );

   }

}


/*
This code produces the following output.

System.Globalization.GregorianCalendar
MinSupportedDateTime: 01/01/0001
MaxSupportedDateTime: 12/31/9999

*/
Imports System
Imports System.Globalization

Public Class SamplesCalendar   

   Public Shared Sub Main()

      ' Create an instance of the calendar.
      Dim myCal As New GregorianCalendar()
      Console.WriteLine(myCal.ToString())

      ' Display the MinSupportedDateTime.
      Dim myMin As DateTime = myCal.MinSupportedDateTime
      Console.WriteLine("MinSupportedDateTime: {0:D2}/{1:D2}/{2:D4}", myCal.GetMonth(myMin), myCal.GetDayOfMonth(myMin), myCal.GetYear(myMin))

      ' Display the MaxSupportedDateTime.
      Dim myMax As DateTime = myCal.MaxSupportedDateTime
      Console.WriteLine("MaxSupportedDateTime: {0:D2}/{1:D2}/{2:D4}", myCal.GetMonth(myMax), myCal.GetDayOfMonth(myMax), myCal.GetYear(myMax))

   End Sub 'Main 

End Class 'SamplesCalendar


'This code produces the following output.
'
'System.Globalization.GregorianCalendar
'MinSupportedDateTime: 01/01/0001
'MaxSupportedDateTime: 12/31/9999

Remarks

Although the value of the MinSupportedDateTime property is the first moment of January 1, 0001 C.E., the Gregorian calendar was not introduced until October 15, 1582, and its adoption throughout the European continent and worldwide was slow. Until they adopted the Gregorian calendar, most cultures in the European, American, and Australian continents used the Julian calendar, which is represented by the JulianCalendar class.

Applies to