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DateTime.Year Property


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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.

TheYear 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
Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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