Working with Dates
In addition to using strings, you often need to handle dates and moments in time. To accomplish this, the .NET Framework 4.6 provides the
System.DateTime value type.
MinValue and MaxValue
Being a value type,
System.DateTime has two shared fields:
MaxValue. These store the minimum accepted date and the maximum date, respectively. The minimum date is 01/01/0001 00:00:00 a.m., and maximum date is 12/31/9999 11:59:59 p.m.
The Visual Basic grammar offers the
Date keyword, which is a lexical representation of the
System.DateTime object, so you can use either
System.DateTime. For consistency, we use the
Date reserved keyword, but keep in mind that this keyword creates (or gets a reference to) ...