Blazor Time Picker Overview

The Blazor Time Picker component allows the user to choose a time from a visual list in a dropdown, or to type it into a date input that can accept only DateTime values. You can control the format shown in the input and respond to events.

The Time Picker component supports DateTime, DateTime?, DateTimeOffset and DateTimeOffset? types.

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Creating Blazor Time Picker

  1. Add the TelerikTimePicker tag to your razor page.
  2. Bind a DateTime object to the component
  3. Optionally, provide custom Format, Min and Max values

Basic Time Picker with custom format, min and max

Selected time: @selectedTime?.ToLongTimeString()
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<TelerikTimePicker Min="@Min" Max="@Max" Format="hh:mm:ss tt" @bind-Value="@selectedTime"></TelerikTimePicker>

@code  {
    private DateTime? selectedTime = DateTime.Now;

    // only the time portions are used
    public DateTime Min = new DateTime(1900, 1, 1, 8, 15, 0);
    public DateTime Max = new DateTime(1900, 1, 1, 19, 30, 45);

Date Input Typing Settings

The TimePicker textbox is a DateInput component, which provides various parameters to configure the keyboard typing experience. The settings are related to:

  • Caret placement;
  • Two-digit year values;
  • Automatic correction of invalid date segments.

See the DateInput keyboard documentation for details and examples. The same DateInput parameters with the same behavior exist for the TimePicker.

Increment Steps

The Time Picker enables the end users to change the selected value by clicking the rendered arrows. You can set the increment and decrement steps through the nested TimePickerSteps tag and its parameters. Read more about the Blazor Time Picker increment steps...


The Blazor Time Picker generates events that you can handle and further customize its behavior. Read more about the Blazor Time Picker events....


You can ensure that the component value is acceptable by using the built-in validation. Read more about input validation....

Action Buttons

When using the dropdown to edit dates, you must click the "Set" button to commit the date. Clicking "Cancel", or outside of the dropdown without clicking "Set", will revert the time to the original value. You can also commit a date by clicking the "NOW" button which will choose the current time.


The time format specifiers in the Format control the tumblers available in the dropdown. For example, the HH specifier will result in a hour selector in a 24 hour format. If you also add the tt specifier, you will also get the AM/PM tumbler, but the 24 hour format will still be used. This means that you can also add several tumblers for the same time portion if the format string repeats them.

Min and Max

The Min and Max properties require a DateTime object, but will only use the time portion from it. Thus, the date itself is not important. The hours, minutes, seconds and AM/PM portions control the range of the tumblers in the time picker dropdown. They do not impose validation/limitations on the input editing.

Adaptive Rendering

The component supports different popup rendering depending on the screen size. Read more about the Adaptive Rendering functionality and how to enable it...

Time Picker Parameters

The Blazor Time Picker component provides various parameters that allow you to configure the component. Also check the TimePicker's public API.

Attribute Type and Default Value Description
AdaptiveMode AdaptiveMode
The adaptive mode of the component.
AutoComplete string
The autocomplete HTML attribute of the input.
DebounceDelay int
Time in milliseconds between the last typed symbol and the value update. Use it to balance between client-side performance and number of database queries.
Enabled bool Specifies whether typing in the input and opening the dropdown are allowed.
ReadOnly bool If set to true, the component will be readonly and will not allow user input. The component is not readonly by default and allows user input.
Format string
The format of the TimePicker's DateInput. The default value depends on CultureInfo.CurrentCulture. Read more at Supported date formats by the DateInput. Note that format specifiers for non-time portions will be editable only in the input and will not have a representation in the Time Picker dropdown.
Id string Renders as the id attribute on the <input /> element, so you can attach a <label for=""> to the input.
Max DateTime
(DateTime(2099, 12, 31, 23, 59, 59))
The latest time that the user can select.
Min DateTime
(DateTime(1900, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0))
The earliest time that the user can select.
Placeholder string Maps to the placeholder attribute of the HTML element. The placeholder will appear if the component is bound to nullable DateTime object - DateTime?, but will not be rendered if the component is bound to the default value of a non-nullable DateTime object. The Placeholder value will be displayed when the input is not focused. Once the user focuses it to start typing, the Format Placeholder (default or customized one) will override the Placeholder to indicate the format the date should be entered in.
ShowClearButton bool Defines if the user can clear the component value through an x button rendered inside the input.
TabIndex int? Maps to the tabindex attribute of the HTML element. You can use it to customize the order in which the inputs in your form focus with the Tab key.
ValidateOn ValidationEvent enum
Configures the event that will trigger validation (if validation is enabled). Read more at Validation Modes for Simple Inputs.
Value DateTime or DateTime? The current value of the component. Supports two-way binding.

Typing User Experience

The component provides multiple parameters, which control the caret placement, two-digit year values and the auto-correct behavior of the textbox. See the DateInput documentation for details.

Styling and Appearance

The following parameters enable you to customize the appearance of the Blazor Time Picker:

Attribute Type and Default Value Description
Class string The custom CSS class rendered on the wrapping element.
PopupClass string additional CSS class to customize the appearance of the Time Picker's dropdown.
Width string Defines the width of the TimePicker.

You can find more options for customizing the Time Picker styling in the Appearance article.

Format Placeholder

It is possible to set custom strings as placeholders for each date format segment. This feature is available for the following Telerik UI for Blazor components:

  • DateInput
  • DatePicker
  • DateRangePicker
  • DateTimePicker
  • TimePicker

To set up the FormatPlaceholder, use the <*Component*FormatPlaceholder> nested tag. It allows you to set format placeholders by using the following parameters:

  • Day
  • Month
  • Year
  • Hour
  • Minute
  • Second
  • Weekday
  • DayPeriod

By default, the value for all parameters is null, which applies the full format specifier.

TimePicker Reference and Methods

Add a reference to the component instance to use the Time Picker's methods.

Method Description
Close Closes the Calendar popup.
FocusAsync Focuses the Time Picker textbox. Always await this call, as it relies on JSInterop. Also check the dedicated KB article about programmatic input component focusing, which provides more examples and tips.
Open Opens the Calendar popup.
<TelerikTimePicker @ref="@TimePickerRef"

<TelerikButton OnClick="@OpenPopup">Open Popup</TelerikButton>

@code {    
    // the datetime picker is a generic component and its type comes from the value field type
    private TelerikTimePicker<DateTime> TimePickerRef { get; set; }

    private DateTime TimePickerValue = DateTime.Now;

    private void OpenPopup()

Next Steps

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