DatePicker.FirstDayOfWeek Property


Gets or sets the day that is considered the beginning of the week.

 property DayOfWeek FirstDayOfWeek { DayOfWeek get(); void set(DayOfWeek value); };
public DayOfWeek FirstDayOfWeek { get; set; }
member this.FirstDayOfWeek : DayOfWeek with get, set
Public Property FirstDayOfWeek As DayOfWeek

Property Value

A DayOfWeek that represents the beginning of the week. The default is the FirstDayOfWeek that is determined by the current culture.


The following example creates a DatePicker that displays Monday as the first day of the week.

DatePicker datePickerFor2009 = new DatePicker();
datePickerFor2009.SelectedDate = new DateTime(2009, 3, 23);
datePickerFor2009.DisplayDateStart = new DateTime(2009, 1, 1);
datePickerFor2009.DisplayDateEnd = new DateTime(2009, 12, 31);
datePickerFor2009.SelectedDateFormat = DatePickerFormat.Long;
datePickerFor2009.FirstDayOfWeek = DayOfWeek.Monday;

// root is a Panel that is defined elsewhere.
Dim datePickerFor2009 As New DatePicker()
datePickerFor2009.SelectedDate = New DateTime(2009, 3, 23)
datePickerFor2009.DisplayDateStart = New DateTime(2009, 1, 1)
datePickerFor2009.DisplayDateEnd = New DateTime(2009, 12, 31)
datePickerFor2009.SelectedDateFormat = DatePickerFormat.[Long]
datePickerFor2009.FirstDayOfWeek = DayOfWeek.Monday

' root is a Panel that is defined elsewhere. 
<!-- A DatePicker that has March 23, 2009 selected and 
           displays the Long date format. -->
<DatePicker SelectedDateFormat="Long" SelectedDate="3/23/09"
                  DisplayDateStart="1/01/09" DisplayDateEnd="12/31/09" 


This property affects the Calendar of the DatePicker. For more information, see the Calendar.FirstDayOfWeek property.

Dependency Property Information

Identifier field FirstDayOfWeekProperty
Metadata properties set to true None

XAML Attribute Usage

<DatePicker FirstDayOfWeek="DayOfWeek"/>

Applies to