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I want to set the default value for the sharepoint's built-in field ArticleStartDate programmatically. But I am unable to do so. My code is as follows:

SPField articleDate = currentWeb.Fields[FieldNames.ArticleStartDate];
if (articleDate != null)
{
    articleDate.DefaultValue = Microsoft.SharePoint.Utilities.SPUtility.CreateISO8601DateTimeFromSystemDateTime(DateTime.Today);
    articleDate.Update(true);
}

I debugged the program and found the error at the statement SPField articleDate = currentWeb.Fields[FieldNames.ArticleStartDate]; after executing this statement control directly goes to the Catch() statemenets and displays the error message only false. What should I do?

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Try with the following code,

SPFieldDateTime articleDate =(SPFieldDateTime ) currentWeb.Fields[FieldNames.ArticleStartDate];

Where,

SPFieldDateTime - Represents a field that contains date and time values.

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  • It is working perfectly, as per your answer Sir, but thing I want to achieve is to make the today's date selected. The image is here, and what I am getting is here
    – users1100
    Dec 24 '13 at 6:32

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