DateTime Property

Gets/sets the current date for the control.
Public Property DateTime As Date
public DateTime DateTime {get; set;}

An exception is thrown if the DateTime is set to a value that is outside the range determined by the MinDate and MaxDate properties.

This example checks the validity of the control's value in the BeforeDropDown event handler, and cancels the event if it is not valid.

For an overview of how to handle events in Visual Basic or Visual C#, see Event Handlers in Visual Basic and Visual C#. For specific information and code examples illustrating how to consume events in your application, see Consuming Events in the .NET Framework Developer's Guide.

Imports Infragistics.Win
Imports Infragistics.Win.UltraWinEditors

    Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click

        '	Set focus to the UltraDateTimeEditor

        '	Set the AlwaysInEditMode property to false
        Me.UltraDateTimeEditor1.AlwaysInEditMode = False

        '	Don't allow null values
        Me.UltraDateTimeEditor1.Nullable = False

        '	Set the DateTime property to the current date
        Me.UltraDateTimeEditor1.DateTime = DateTime.Today

        '	Use the text selection-related properties to clear the edit portion
        Me.UltraDateTimeEditor1.SelectionStart = 0
        Me.UltraDateTimeEditor1.SelectionLength = Me.UltraDateTimeEditor1.Value.ToString().Length
        Me.UltraDateTimeEditor1.SelectedText = ""

    End Sub

    Private Sub UltraDateTimeEditor1_BeforeDropDown(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.ComponentModel.CancelEventArgs) Handles UltraDateTimeEditor1.BeforeDropDown

        If (Not Me.UltraDateTimeEditor1.IsDateValid) Then
            e.Cancel = True
            MessageBox.Show("Please type a valid date.", "BeforeDropDown", MessageBoxButtons.OK)
        End If

    End Sub
using System.Diagnostics;
using Infragistics.Win;
using Infragistics.Win.UltraWinEditors;

		private void button1_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
			//	Set focus to the UltraDateTimeEditor

			//	Set the AlwaysInEditMode property to false
			this.ultraDateTimeEditor1.AlwaysInEditMode = false;

			//	Don't allow null values
			this.ultraDateTimeEditor1.Nullable = false;
			//	Set the DateTime property to the current date
			this.ultraDateTimeEditor1.DateTime = DateTime.Today;

			//	Use the text selection-related properties to clear the edit portion
			this.ultraDateTimeEditor1.SelectionStart = 0;
			this.ultraDateTimeEditor1.SelectionLength = this.ultraDateTimeEditor1.Value.ToString().Length;
			this.ultraDateTimeEditor1.SelectedText = "";

		private void ultraDateTimeEditor1_BeforeDropDown(object sender, System.ComponentModel.CancelEventArgs e)
			if ( ! this.ultraDateTimeEditor1.IsDateValid )
				e.Cancel = true;

				MessageBox.Show( "Please type a valid date.", "BeforeDropDown", MessageBoxButtons.OK );

Target Platforms: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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