DatePicker.SelectedDate Property

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Gets or sets the currently selected date.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  System.Windows.Controls (in System.Windows.Controls.dll)


<TypeConverterAttribute(GetType(DateTimeTypeConverter))> _
Public Property SelectedDate As Nullable(Of DateTime)
public Nullable<DateTime> SelectedDate { get; set; }
<sdk:DatePicker SelectedDate="dateTimeString"/>

XAML Values

  • dateTimeString
    A date specified in the format yyyy/mm/dd. The mm and dd components must always consist of two characters, with a leading zero if necessary. For instance, the month of May should be specified as 05.

Property Value

Type: System.Nullable<DateTime>
The date currently selected. The default is nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


Exception Condition

The specified date is not in the range defined by DisplayDateStart and DisplayDateEnd, or the specified date is in the BlackoutDates collection.


Dependency property identifier field: SelectedDateProperty

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3


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