DatePicker.MinYear Property


Gets or sets the minimum Gregorian year available for picking.

 property DateTime MinYear { DateTime get(); void set(DateTime value); };
DateTime MinYear();

void MinYear(DateTime value);
public System.DateTimeOffset MinYear { get; set; }
var dateTime = datePicker.minYear;
datePicker.minYear = dateTime;
Public Property MinYear As DateTimeOffset

Property Value

The minimum Gregorian year available for picking.


This example demonstrates setting the MinYear and MaxYear properties in code.

<DatePicker x:Name="myDatePicker"/>
public MainPage()
    myDatePicker.MinYear = new DateTimeOffset(new DateTime(1950, 1, 1));
    myDatePicker.MaxYear = DateTimeOffset.Now.AddYears(5);


You can set the MinYear and MaxYear properties to restrict the date values in the picker. By default, MinYear is set to 100 years prior to the current date and MaxYear is set to 100 years past the current date.

If you set only MinYear or MaxYear, you need to ensure that a valid date range is created by the date you set and the default value of the other date; otherwise, no date will be available to select in the picker. For example, setting only yearDatePicker.MaxYear = new DateTimeOffset(new DateTime(900, 1, 1)); creates an invalid date range with the default value of MinYear.

The MinYear property can't be set as a XAML attribute string, because the Windows Runtime XAML parser doesn't have a conversion logic for converting strings to dates as DateTime / DateTimeOffset objects. Here are some suggested ways these objects can be defined in code and set to a date other than the current date.

Another possible technique is to define a date that's available as a data object or in the data context, then set MinYear as a XAML attribute that references a {Binding} markup extension that can access the date as data.

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