C# Tips and Tricks: Setting default DateTime values

Here is the standard way that I set default values for a DateTime field. I like to set defaults for my DateTime fields whenever it makes sense. In this example I am setting the values so that it will return all the data for the last month, including the current day.

public bool StandardMethodName(DateTime? startDate, DateTime? endDate)
     startDate = startDate.GetValueOrDefault(DateTime.Today.AddMonths(-1));
     endDate = endDate.GetValueOrDefault(DateTime.Now);

     return ProcessInfo(startDate, endDate);

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