How do I get the last day of a month?

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asked Mar 22, 2010 by gold

How can I find the last day of the month in C#?

For example, if I have the date 03/08/1980, how do I get the last day of month 8 (in this case 31)?

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answered Jan 22, 2010 by henk-holterman
DateTime firstOfNextMonth = new DateTime(date.Year, date.Month, 1).AddMonths(1);
DateTime lastOfThisMonth = firstOfNextMonth.AddDays(-1);
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answered Jan 22, 2010 by radu094

Substract a day from the first of next month:

DateTime lastDay = new DateTime(MyDate.Year,MyDate.Month+1,1).AddDays(-1);

Also, in case you need it to work for December too:

DateTime lastDay = new DateTime(MyDate.Year,MyDate.Month,1).AddMonths(1).AddDays(-1);
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answered Jan 22, 2010 by rhseeger

I don't know C# but, if it turns out there's not a convenient API way to get it, one of the ways you can do so is by following the logic:

today -> +1 month -> set day of month to 1 -> -1 day

Of course, that assumes you have date math of that type.

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answered Mar 22, 2010 by mark
var lastDayOfMonth = DateTime.DaysInMonth(date.Year, date.Month);
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answered Mar 22, 2010 by oskar-kjellin

The last day of the month you get like this, which returns 31:

DateTime.DaysInMonth(1980, 08);
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answered Jan 15, 2011 by inspite

If you want the date, given a month and a year, this seems about right:

public static DateTime GetLastDayOfMonth(this DateTime dateTime)
    return new DateTime(dateTime.Year, dateTime.Month, DateTime.DaysInMonth(dateTime.Year, dateTime.Month));
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answered Jan 21, 2013 by mash

You can find the last date of any month by this code:

var now = DateTime.Now;
var startOfMonth = new DateTime(now.Year, now.Month, 1);
var DaysInMonth = DateTime.DaysInMonth(now.Year, now.Month);
var lastDay = new DateTime(now.Year, now.Month, DaysInMonth);
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answered Jan 29, 2013 by jithin

You can find the last day of the month by a single line of code:

int maxdt = (new DateTime(dtfrom.Year, dtfrom.Month, 1).AddMonths(1).AddDays(-1)).Day;
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answered Jan 5, 2016 by md-shafiqur-rahman

From DateTimePicker:

First date:

DateTime first_date = new DateTime(DateTimePicker.Value.Year, DateTimePicker.Value.Month, 1);

Last date:

DateTime last_date = new DateTime(DateTimePicker.Value.Year, DateTimePicker.Value.Month, DateTime.DaysInMonth(DateTimePicker.Value.Year, DateTimePicker.Value.Month));
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answered Sep 15, 2017 by sha-t

To get last day of a month in a specific calendar - and in an extension method -:

public static int DaysInMonthBy(this DateTime src, Calendar calendar)
    var year = calendar.GetYear(src);                   // year of src in your calendar
    var month = calendar.GetMonth(src);                 // month of src in your calendar
    var lastDay = calendar.GetDaysInMonth(year, month); // days in month means last day of that month in your calendar
    return lastDay;
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