DatePicker Overview

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The Telerik UI DatePicker TagHelper and HtmlHelper for ASP.NET Core are server-side wrappers for the Kendo UI DatePicker widget.

The DatePicker enables the user to select a date from a calendar or through a direct input. It provides options for using custom templates for its Month view, setting minimum and maximum dates, a start view, and a depth for navigation.

Basic Configuration

The following example demonstrates the basic configuration for the 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 max date of the DatePicker.
        .Value(DateTime.Today) // Sets the value of the DatePicker.

        <kendo-datepicker name="monthpicker" start="CalendarView.Year" depth="CalendarView.Year"
            format="MMMM yyyy" value="DateTime.Now">

Functionality and Features


You can subscribe to all DatePicker events. For a complete example on DatePicker events, refer to the demo on handling DatePicker events.

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

      .Events(e => e
<kendo-datepicker name="datepicker"
    function datepicker_open() {
        // Handle the open event.

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

    function datepicker_change() {
        // Handle the change event.

Handling by Template Delegate

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

      .Events(e => e
            function() {
                // Handle the open event inline.
            function() {
                // Handle the change event inline.

## Referencing Existing Instances

To reference an existing Telerik UI DatePicker instance, use the [``]( method. Once a reference is established, use the [DatePicker client-side API]( to control its behavior.

        // Place the following after your Telerik UI DatePicker for ASP.NET Core declaration.
        $(function() {
        // The Name() of the DatePicker is used to get its client-side instance.
            var datepicker = $("#datepicker").data("kendoDatePicker");

            //Use the "value" API method to get the DatePicker's value.

## See Also

* [Basic Usage of the DatePicker HtmlHelper for ASP.NET Core (Demo)](

* [Basic Usage of the DatePicker TagHelper for ASP.NET Core (Demo)](

* [Using the API of the DatePicker HtmlHelper for ASP.NET Core (Demo)](
* [Server-Side API](/api/datepicker)
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