shift DateTime to beginning or ending of the day

I have a call i am making in a property set:

if(value > this.datePicker.MaxDate)

9 times out of ten, this works fine, however, occasionaly the MaxDate has slightly fewer ticks than the value.  

i want to totally disregard the time component of the DateTime ( though i need these objects to remain as DateTimes).  

ultimatley, i just want to make sure value is on the same day or before max date.

if I call (date)value > (date)this.datePicker.MaxDate, will that work?  If I call subtract, will that work correctly?
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 you have Date property of DateTime struct which excludes the Time part:

  if (value.Date > DateTime.MaxValue.Date) ...

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