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.NET Framework Class Library

DateTime.Year Property

Gets the year component of the date represented by this instance.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
Public ReadOnly Property Year As Integer

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The year, between 1 and 9999.

The Year property returns the year of the current instance in the Gregorian calendar. It does not return the year using the default calendar of the current culture. To retrieve the year using a particular calendar, you can call that calendar's GetYear method, as the following code shows.

Imports System.Globalization
Imports System.Threading

Module YearMethodExample
   Public Sub Main()
      ' Initialize date variable and display year 
      Dim date1 As Date = #01/01/2008 6:32AM#
      Console.WriteLine(date1.Year)       ' Displays 2008

      ' Set culture to th-TH
      Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentCulture = New CultureInfo("th-TH")
      Console.WriteLine(date1.Year)        ' Displays 2008

      ' display year using current culture's calendar  
      Dim thaiCalendar As Calendar = CultureInfo.CurrentCulture.Calendar
      Console.WriteLine(thaiCalendar.GetYear(date1))    ' Displays 2551

      ' display year using Persian calendar 
      Dim persianCalendar As New PersianCalendar()
      Console.WriteLine(persianCalendar.GetYear(date1))  ' Displays 1386 
   End Sub 
End Module

The following example demonstrates the Year property.

Dim moment As New System.DateTime(1999, 1, 13, 3, 57, 32, 11)

' Year gets 1999. 
Dim year As Integer = moment.Year

' Month gets 1 (January). 
Dim month As Integer = moment.Month

' Day gets 13. 
Dim day As Integer = moment.Day

' Hour gets 3. 
Dim hour As Integer = moment.Hour

' Minute gets 57. 
Dim minute As Integer = moment.Minute

' Second gets 32. 
Dim second As Integer = moment.Second

' Millisecond gets 11. 
Dim millisecond As Integer = moment.Millisecond

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.