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Controlling Appearance

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

  • The Skin property lets you specify a skin to set the overall look and feel of any of the control.

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

  • The ImagesPath property enables you to specify path to a directory that contains custom images which can replace the default ones. It enables versatile customization of the appearance. Note that in order for that property to work you need to also set EnableEmbeddedSkins="false". Below is an example using the ImagesPath property:

<telerik:RadDatePicker RenderMode="Lightweight" EnableEmbeddedSkins="false" ImagesPath="~/Images" ID="RadDatePicker1" runat="server">


RadDatePicker supports JQuery fade-in/fade-out animation with predefined duration of 300ms (switched on by default). The animation is processed when the date picker popup is displayed or hidden.

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

Following are some sample configurations:

<telerik:RadDatePicker RenderMode="Lightweight" ID="RadDatePicker1" runat="server">
    <HideAnimation Duration="4444" />
    <ShowAnimation Duration="1111" />

If RadDatePicker postbacks automatically (AutoPostBack property is set to true), the HideAnimation-Duration value is 0 and cannot be altered.

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