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DateTimePicker Appearance

As of the R1 2022 release, the DateTimePicker component uses a new rendering. To learn more about the reasons for this decision, see the Components Appearance article.

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

Options

The DateTimePicker 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 DateTimePicker. The k-input-{size} class, which is applied to the wrapping span element of the DateTimePicker, 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 following example demonstrates how to set Size in the declaration of the DateTimePicker:

@(Html.Kendo().DateTimePicker()
    .Name("datetimepicker")
    .Size(ComponentSize.Medium)
    .Value(DateTime.Now)
    .HtmlAttributes(new { style = "width: 100%", title = "datetimepicker" })
    .DateInput()
)

The default Size value is Medium and it is applied to the wrapping span element through the k-input-md class.

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

Rounded

The Rounded option controls the border radius of the DateTimePicker. 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 following example demonstrates how to set Rounded in the declaration of the DateTimePicker:

@(Html.Kendo().DateTimePicker()
    .Name("datetimepicker")
    .Rounded(Rounded.Medium)
    .Value(DateTime.Now)
    .HtmlAttributes(new { style = "width: 100%", title = "datetimepicker" })
    .DateInput()
)

The default Rounded value is Medium and it is applied to the wrapping span element through the k-rounded-md class.

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

FillMode

The FillMode option controls the way color is applied to the rendered DateTimePicker. The k-input-{fillMode} class, which is applied to the wrapping span element of the DateTimePicker, 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 following example demonstrates how to set FillMode in the declaration of the DateTimePicker:

@(Html.Kendo().DateTimePicker()
    .Name("datetimepicker")
    .FillMode(FillMode.Solid)
    .Value(DateTime.Now)
    .HtmlAttributes(new { style = "width: 100%", title = "datetimepicker" })
    .DateInput()
)

The default FillMode value is Solid and it is applied to the wrapping span element through the k-input-solid class.

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

Old vs New Rendering

The old rendering of the component consisted of several wrapping elements:

  • The outer span wrapper with the k-datetimepicker and k-widget classes.

    <span class="k-widget k-datetimepicker">
    </span>
    
  • The inner span wrapper with the k-picker-wrap class.

    <span class="k-picker-wrap k-state-default">
    </span>
    
  • The input element with the k-input class. This element is a child of the k-picker-wrap span.

    <input class="k-input" />
    
  • The span wrapper with the k-select class. This element is a child of the k-picker-wrap span and parent of the button elements.

    <span unselectable="on" class="k-select">
    </span>
    
  • The date button span element with the k-link-date class. This element is a child of the k-select span and renders the button which expands the date picker on click.

    <span class="k-link k-link-date" role="button">
    </span>
    
  • The time button span element with the k-link-time class. This element is a child of the k-select span and renders the button which expands the time picker on click.

    <span class="k-link k-link-time" role="button">
    </span>
    
  • The icon span element with the k-i-calendar class. This element is a child of the k-link-date button and renders the calendar icon.

    <span class="k-icon k-i-calendar">
    
  • The icon span element with the k-i-clock class. This element is a child of the k-link-time button and renders the clock icon.

    <span class="k-icon k-i-clock">
    

The following example demonstrates the full version of the old rendering:

<span class="k-widget k-datetimepicker" style="width: 100%;">
  <span class="k-picker-wrap k-state-default">
    <input class="k-input" >
    <span class="k-icon k-i-warning k-hidden"></span>
    <span unselectable="on" class="k-select">
      <span class="k-link k-link-date" role="button">
        <span unselectable="on" class="k-icon k-i-calendar"></span>
      </span>
      <span class="k-link k-link-time" role="button">
        <span unselectable="on" class="k-icon k-i-clock"></span>
      </span>
    </span>
  </span>
</span>

The new rendering of the component consists of a single wrapping span element that contains the child input and button elements:

  • The span element controls the overall appearance of the widget and has the following class structure:

    <span class="k-datetimepicker k-input k-input-md k-rounded-md k-input-solid">
    </span>
    
  • The input element controls the appearance of the DateTimePicker itself and has the following class structure:

    <input type="text" class="k-input-inner" value="..." placeholder="..." />
    
  • The button elements control the appearance of the buttons that expand the date and time pickers:

    <button type="button" class="k-input-button k-button k-icon-button k-button-md k-button-solid k-button-solid-base">
    </button>
    
  • The inner span elements of each of the buttons render the calendar and clock icons:

    <span class="k-button-icon k-icon k-i-clock"></span>
    <span class="k-button-icon k-icon k-i-calendar"></span>
    

The following example demonstrates how to configure the appearance of the component through the widget configuration:

@(Html.Kendo().DateTimePicker()
    .Name("datetimepicker")
     Size(ComponentSize.Medium)
    .Rounded(Rounded.Medium)
    .FillMode(FillMode.Solid)
    .Value(DateTime.Now)
    .HtmlAttributes(new { style = "width: 100%", title = "datetimepicker" })
    .DateInput()
)

The following example demonstrates the full version of the new rendering:

 <span class="k-datetimepicker k-input k-input-md k-rounded-md k-input-solid">
    <input type="text" class="k-input-inner" value="..." placeholder="..." />
    <button type="button" class="k-input-button k-button k-icon-button k-button-md k-button-solid k-button-solid-base">
        <span class="k-button-icon k-icon k-i-clock"></span>
    </button>
    <button type="button" class="k-input-button k-button k-icon-button k-button-md k-button-solid k-button-solid-base">
        <span class="k-button-icon k-icon k-i-calendar"></span>
    </button>
</span>

Visual Backwards Compatibility

In order to achieve the same look and feel as the old rendering, the element references must be updated. Visit the CSS Classes Migration and JQuery Selectors Migration sections of the Styling Overview article for additional information.

The new styling and rendering supports only the default options when you use a LESS theme.

Previously, a reference to the DateTimePicker input element was obtainable through the k-input class.

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

With the new rendering, the DateTimePicker input element must be targeted by using the k-input-inner class.

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

Previously, a reference to the date and time button elements was obtainable through the k-link-date and k-link-time classes respectively.

$(".k-link-date") // Returns a reference to the date button element in the old rendering.
$(".k-link-time") // Returns a reference to the time button element in the old rendering.

With the new rendering, a reference to the date and time button elements is obtainable through the k-button class.

$(".k-button:eq(0)") // Returns a reference to the date button element in the new rendering.
$(".k-button:eq(1)") // Returns a reference to the time button element in the new rendering.

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