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DateTimePicker HtmlHelper Overview

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

Configuration

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

  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 DateTimePicker.

    Example
    
            <%: Html.Kendo().DateTimePicker()
                .Name("datetimepicker") //The name of the DateTimePicker is mandatory. It specifies the "id" attribute of the widget.
                .Min(new DateTime(2010, 1, 1, 10, 0, 0)) //Set the min time of the DateTimePicker.
                .Max(new DateTime(2010, 1, 1, 20, 0, 0)) //Set the min date of the DateTimePicker.
                .Value(DateTime.Now) //Set the value of the DateTimePicker.
            %>
    
    
            (Html.Kendo().DateTimePicker()
                .Name("datetimepicker") //The name of the DateTimePicker is mandatory. It specifies the "id" attribute of the widget.
                .Min(new DateTime(2010, 1, 1, 10, 0, 0)) //Set the min time of the DateTimePicker.
                .Max(new DateTime(2010, 1, 1, 20, 0, 0)) //Set the min date of the DateTimePicker.
                .Value(DateTime.Now) //Set the value of the DateTimePicker.
            )
    

Event Handling

You can subscribe to all DateTimePicker events.

By Handler Name

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

Example

        <%: Html.Kendo().DateTimePicker()
            .Name("datetimepicker")
            .Events(e => e
                .Open("datetimepicker_open")
                .Close("datetimepicker_close")
                .Change("datetimepicker_change")
            )
        %>
        <script>
        function datetimepicker_open() {
            //Handle the open event.
        }

        function datetimepicker_close() {
            //Handle the close event.
        }

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

        @(Html.Kendo().DateTimePicker()
          .Name("datetimepicker")
          .Events(e => e
                .Open("datetimepicker_open")
                .Close("datetimepicker_close")
                .Change("datetimepicker_change")
          )
        )
        <script>
        function datetimepicker_open() {
            //Handle the open event.
        }

        function datetimepicker_close() {
            //Handle the close event.
        }

        function datetimepicker_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().DateTimePicker()
      .Name("datetimepicker")
      .Events(e => e
          .Open(@<text>
            function() {
                //Handle the open event inline.
            }
          </text>)
          .Change(@<text>
            function() {
                //Handle the change event inline.
            }
            </text>)
      )
    )

Reference

Existing Instances

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

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

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