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DateTimeKind of Value of DateTypeRenderer not changing as expected

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 07, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Windows Application
I have set up the following scenario with 2 DateTimePicker objects:

  DateTime utcNow = DateTime.UtcNow;
  DateTime localNow = DateTime.Now;

  DateTimePicker picker1 = new DateTimePicker();
  picker1.Value = localNow;
  picker1.Value = utcNow.Date;
  //Evaluates to Utc
  DateTimeKind kind1 = picker1.Value.Kind;

  DateTimePicker picker2 = new DateTimePicker();
  picker2.Value = localNow.Date;
  picker2.Value = utcNow.Date;
  //Evaluates to Local
  DateTimeKind kind2 = picker2.Value.Kind;

The only difference between the two is that, in picker2, I am setting in localNow.Date rather than localNow. However, the DateTimeKind of picker2 remains at local rather than changing to Utc as I would expect. Can anyone explain why this is the case?

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