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DateInput Appearance

As of the R1 2022 release, the DateInput component uses a new rendering. To learn more about why we decided to create a new rendering for our components, see the Components Rendering Overview article.

For a live example of the styling options of the DateInput, visit the Appearance Demo of the DateInput.

Options

The DateInput supports the following styling options:

  • Size—configures the overall size of the component.
  • Rounded—configures the border radius of the component.
  • FillMode—configures how the color is applied to the component.

Size

The Size option controls the size of the input of the DateInput. The k-input-{size} class, which is applied to the wrapping span element of the DateInput, reflects the value of the Size option.

The following values are available for the Size option:

  • Small—small size (applies the k-input-sm class to the wrapping span element)
  • Medium—medium size (applies the k-input-md class to the wrapping span element)
  • Large—large size (applies the k-input-lg class to the wrapping span element)

The default size value is Medium.

<span class="k-dateinput k-input k-input-md">
</span>

Rounded

The Rounded option controls the border radius of the rendered input. The class that corresponds to the Rounded option is k-rounded-{rounded}.

The following values are available for the Rounded option:

  • Small—small border radius (applies the k-rounded-sm class to the wrapping span element)
  • Medium—medium border radius (applies the k-rounded-md class to the wrapping span element)
  • Large—large border radius (applies the k-rounded-lg class to the wrapping span element)
  • Full—largest border radius (applies the k-rounded-full class to the wrapping span element)

The default rounded value is Medium.

<span class="k-dateinput k-input k-rounded-md">
</span>

FillMode

The fillMode option controls the way the color is applied to the rendered input. The k-input-{fillMode} class, which is applied to the wrapping span element of the DateInput, reflects the value of the FillMode option.

The following values are available for the FillMode option:

  • Solid—applies the k-input-solid class to the wrapping span element
  • Flat—applies the k-input-flat class to the wrapping span element
  • Outline—applies the k-input-outline class to the wrapping span element

The default fillMode value is Solid.

<span class="k-dateinput k-input k-input-solid">
</span>

Old vs New Rendering

The old rendering of the DateInput consisted of an input with a single class named k-textbox wrapped in a span element with the k-dateinput class. The k-dateinput class was used to apply styling to the component.

 <!-- OLD -->
<span class="k-widget k-dateinput k-state-default" style="width: 100%;">
    <input class="k-textbox" >
    <span class="k-icon k-i-warning k-hidden"></span>
</span>

The new rendering of the component consists of an input element nested in a wrapping span element. The span element controls the overall appearance of the DateInput through the different classes applied based on the values of the styling options.

<!-- NEW -->
<span class="k-dateinput k-input k-input-md k-rounded-md k-input-solid">
        <input type="text" class="k-input-inner" value="..." placeholder="..." />  
</span>

The following example demonstrates how to configure the appearance of the component through the styling options:

@(Html.Kendo().DateInput()
    .Name("dateinput")
    .Size(ComponentSize.Large)
    .Rounded(Rounded.Small)
    .FillMode(FillMode.Outline)
)

Visual Backwards Compatibility

In order to achieve the same look and feel as the old rendering, make sure to use the classes available in the new rendering. Visit the CSS Classes Migration and JQuery Selectors Migration sections of the Appearance Overview article for additional information.

If you use a LESS theme, the new rendering will support only the default options.

Previously, you had to obtain a reference to the dateinput element through the k-textbox class.

$(".k-textbox") // Returns a reference to the DateInput element in the old rendering.

With the new rendering, you must target the DateInput element by using the k-input-inner class.

$(".k-input-inner") // Returns a reference to the DateInput element in the new rendering.

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