gsingh2011 gsingh2011 - 3 months ago 133x
Android Question

How to set minimum DatePicker date to current date

I want to set the minimum date the user can choose in a DatePicker to the current date. I've tried this:

DatePicker datePicker = (DatePicker) findViewById(;

That gives me the following exception:

12-01 12:23:31.226: E/AndroidRuntime(10311): Caused by: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: fromDate: Sat Dec 01 12:23:31 EST 2012 does not precede toDate: Sat Dec 01 12:23:31 EST 2012

How do I do this?

Sam Sam

The error says you cannot set the minimum date to exactly now. Try subtracting a second:

datePicker.setMinDate(System.currentTimeMillis() - 1000);

From the source code the minimum date must be before, not equal to, the current date:

if (date.before(mMinDate)) {
    throw new IllegalArgumentException("fromDate: " + mMinDate.getTime()
            + " does not precede toDate: " + date.getTime());

So you simply need to subtract enough time from now (System.currentTimeMillis()) pass date.before(mMinDate).