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DatePicker HtmlHelper Overview

The DatePicker HtmlHelper extension is a server-side wrapper for the Kendo UI DatePicker widget.

For more information on the HtmlHelper, refer to the article on the DatePicker HtmlHelper for ASP.NET MVC.

Configuration

The following example demonstrates the basic configuration for the DatePicker.

Example
        @(Html.Kendo().DatePicker()
            .Name("datepicker") // The name of the DatePicker is mandatory. It specifies the "id" attribute of the widget.
            .Min(new DateTime(1900, 1, 1)) // Sets the min date of the DatePicker.
            .Max(new DateTime(2099, 12, 31)) // Sets the min date of the DatePicker.
            .Value(DateTime.Today) // Sets the value of the DatePicker.
        )

Event Handling

You can subscribe to all DatePicker events.

The following example demonstrates how to subscribe to events by a handler name.

Example

        @(Html.Kendo().DatePicker()
          .Name("datepicker")
          .Events(e => e
                .Open("datepicker_open")
                .Close("datepicker_close")
                .Change("datepicker_change")
          )
        )
        <script>
        function datepicker_open() {
            //Handle the open event
        }

        function datepicker_close() {
            //Handle the close event
        }

        function datepicker_change() {
            //Handle the change event
        }
        </script>

Reference

Existing Instances

To reference an existing Kendo UI DatePicker instance, use the jQuery.data() method. Once a reference has been established, use the DatePicker API to control its behavior.

The following example demonstrates how to access an existing DatePicker instance.

Example
    //Place this after your Kendo UI DatePicker for ASP.NET Core declaration.
    <script>
    $(function() {
    //Notice that the Name() of the DatePicker is used to get its client-side instance.
        var datepicker = $("#datepicker").data("kendoDatePicker");
    });
    </script>

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