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Controlling Appearance

A number of properties let you control the look and feel of the RadCalendar control:

  • The Skin property lets you specify a Skin to set the overall look and feel of any of the controls. You can even assign separate skins to the embedded RadDatePicker, RadTimePicker and RadDateTimePicker controls.

  • In addition to the skin, you can set variety of styles that further customize the look and feel supplied by the skin.

  • You can use templates to add controls or HTML elements to parts of the RadCalendar control:

  • The ImagesPath property enables you to specify path to a directory that contains custom images which can replace the default ones. Note that in order for that property to work you need to also set EnableEmbeddedSkins="false".

Here is an example using the ImagesPath property:

<telerik:RadCalendar RenderMode="Lightweight" EnableEmbeddedSkins="false" ImagesPath="~/Images" ID="RadCalendar1" runat="server">

In addition you can configure most aspects of the RadCalendar layout :


RadCalendar supports JQuery fade-in/fade-out animation with predefined duration of 300ms (switched on by default). The animation is processed when the fast navigation option of RadCalendar is used.

In order to change the duration of the animation, use the FastNavigationSettings.HideAnimation-Duration and FastNavigationSettings.ShowAnimation-Duration properties of RadCalendar.

<telerik:RadCalendar RenderMode="Lightweight" ID="RadCalendar1" runat="server">
    <HideAnimation Duration="444" />
    <ShowAnimation Duration="111" />
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