CompareValidator and Todays Date

Hi Experts:
I am trying to compare a textbox field to todays date so that the user can not enter something less than today.

Dim static strToday as String = CStr(Today)

<asp:CompareValidator Runat=server ID= CompareValidator1 ErrorMessage="Date must be AFTER Today" ControlToValidate = "txtStartDate" ValueToCompare="strToday" Type=Date></asp:CompareValidator>

This gives error:
The value 'strToday' of the ValueToCompare property of 'CompareValidator1' cannot be converted to type 'Date'.

I am fairly sure it is because strToday = #4/12/2004# and the # need to be stripped off.  Do I need to create a function to strip this off?  There must be an easier way.
cheers,
dwc
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dwcorwithAsked:
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dante469Commented:
ValueToCompare= refs to a constant not a variable.....

Please try this....

.aspx page---->

<asp:CompareValidator Runat=server ID="CompareValidator1" ErrorMessage="Date must be AFTER Today" ControlToValidate = "txtStartDate" ValueToCompare="1/1/1980" Type=Date></asp:CompareValidator>

codebehind on load--->

CampareValidator1.ValueToCompare = today

Have Fun,
dante
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Arthur_WoodCommented:
you might try:

Dim static strToday as String = Date.Today.ToShortDateString


AW
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dwcorwithAuthor Commented:
Dante,
After respelling CompareValidator1 it works great!  
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