bharathi bharathi - 1 year ago 168
ASP.NET (C#) Question

Get current date only in C#

I am able to get date and time using:

DateTime now = DateTime.Now;

How can I get the current date and time separately in DateTime format itself?

I am not using DateTime picker dialog box in (

Answer Source

Well, you can get just today's date as a DateTime using the Today property:

DateTime today = DateTime.Today;

or more generally, you can use the Date property. For example, if you wanted the UTC date you could use:

DateTime dateTime = DateTime.UtcNow.Date;

It's not very clear whether that's what you need or not though... if you're just looking to print the date, you can use:


or use an explicit format:


See more about standard and custom date/time format strings. Depending on your situation you may also want to specify the culture.

If you want a more expressive date/time API which allows you to talk about dates separately from times, you might want to look at the Noda Time project which I started. It's not ready for production just yet, but we'd love to hear what you'd like to do with it...

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