compare date, if less than today

I want to turn on an indicator if this value is less than today's date.


I want to turn on an indicator if this is less than today's day.
How can I do an if statement against the current date?
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if(DateTime.Parse(dr["birthday"].ToString())).ToString("MMM-dd-yyyy") < DateTime.Now)
     // birthday is less than today's date
     // birthday is greater than today's date

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I think,

  if(DateTime.Parse(dr["birthday"].ToString()) < DateTime.Today)
    // birthday is less than today's date
    // birthday is greater than today's date

Might be a little closer...
lobosAuthor Commented:
Ok can this be update the if statement a bit more I need to know if the date entered is equal to Nov.16,2004 then flag it.
I am really bad with the syntact stuff.
isteffenManaging Solution ArchitectCommented:
DateTime birthday = DateTime.Parse(dr["birthday"].ToString())).ToString("MMM-dd-yyyy");
DateTime today = DateTime.Parse(DateTime.Now.ToShortDateString());

if (birthday.CompareTo(today)<0)
     // birthday is less than today's date

if (birthday.CompareTo(new DateTime(2004, 11, 16)) == 0)
    // birthday is equal to Nov.16th
Assuming the field, "birthday" is of type DateTime, the following will yeild true when the date is Nov 16, 2004

  ((DateTime)dr["birthday"]).Date==new DateTime(2004, 11, 16)
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