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DateInput HtmlHelper Overview

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

Configuration

Below are listed the steps for you to follow when configuring the Kendo UI DateInput.

  1. Make sure you followed all the steps from the introductory article on Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC.

  2. Create a new action method which renders the view.

    Example
        public ActionResult Index()
        {
            return View();
        }
    
  3. Add a DateInput.

    Example
    
            <%: Html.Kendo().DateInput()
                .Name("dateinput") //The name of the DateInput is mandatory. It specifies the "id" attribute of the widget.
                .Value(DateTime.Today) //Set the value of the DateInput.
            %>
    
    
            @(Html.Kendo().DateInput()
                .Name("dateinput") //The name of the DateInput is mandatory. It specifies the "id" attribute of the widget.
                .Value(DateTime.Today) //Set the value of the DateInput.
            )
    

Event Handling

You can subscribe to all DateInput events.

By Handler Name

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

Example

        <%: Html.Kendo().DateInput()
            .Name("dateinput")
            .Events(e => e
                .Change("dateInput_change")
            )
        %>
        <script>
        function dateInput_change() {
            //Handle the change event
        }
        </script>

        @(Html.Kendo().DateInput()
          .Name("dateinput")
          .Events(e => e
                .Change("dateInput_change")
          )
        )
        <script>
        function dateInput_change() {
            //Handle the change event
        }
        </script>

By Template Delegate

The following example demonstrates how to subscribe to events by a template delegate.

Example

    @(Html.Kendo().DateInput()
      .Name("dateinput")
      .Events(e => e
          .Change(@<text>
            function() {
                //Handle the change event inline.
            }
            </text>)
      )
    )

Reference

Existing Instances

To reference an existing Kendo UI DateInput instance, use the jQuery.data() configuration option. Once a reference is established, use the DateInput API to control its behavior.

Example
    //Put this after your Kendo UI DateInput for ASP.NET MVC declaration.
    <script>
    $(function() {
    //Notice that the Name() of the DateInput is used to get its client-side instance.
    var dateInput = $("#dateinput").data("kendoDateInput");
    });
    </script>

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