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How to get the current date without the time?


Question

I am able to get date and time using:

DateTime now = DateTime.Now;

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

I am not using the DateTime picker dialog box in ASP.NET (C#).

2019/04/11
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4/11/2019 3:34:24 PM

Accepted Answer

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:

Console.WriteLine(dateTime.ToString("d"));

or use an explicit format:

Console.WriteLine(dateTime.ToString("dd/MM/yyyy"));

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...

2017/01/13
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1/13/2017 9:12:20 AM

See, here you can get only date by passing a format string. You can get a different date format as per your requirement as given below for current date:

DateTime.Now.ToString("M/d/yyyy");

Result : "9/1/2015"

DateTime.Now.ToString("M-d-yyyy");

Result : "9-1-2015"

DateTime.Now.ToString("yyyy-MM-dd");

Result : "2015-09-01"

DateTime.Now.ToString("yyyy-MM-dd hh:mm:ss");

Result : "2015-09-01 09:20:10"

For more details take a look at MSDN reference for Custom Date and Time Format Strings

2015/09/01

Use DateTime.Today property. It will return date component of DateTime.Now. It is equivalent of DateTime.Now.Date.

2011/07/25

Current Time :

DateTime.Now.ToString("HH:mm:ss");

Current Date :

DateTime.Today.ToString("dd-MM-yyyy");
2013/12/20

You can use following code to get the date and time separately.

DateTime now = DateTime.Now;
string date = now.GetDateTimeFormats('d')[0];
string time = now.GetDateTimeFormats('t')[0];

You can also, check the MSDN for more information.

2011/07/25

There is no built-in date-only type in .NET.

The convention is to use a DateTime with the time portion set to midnight.

The static DateTime.Today property will give you today's date.

2011/07/25

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