TimeSpan Formatting

The TimeSpanPicker for .NET MAUI allows you to use standard or custom time format strings.

To set formatting to the spinners that are displayed when the picker is opened, use the SpinnerFormat property. To set formatting to the spinners that are displayed when time is selected, use the DisplayStringFormat property.

DisplayString Format

To define the format of the string that will be visualized when the picker dialog is closed, use the DisplayStringFormat(string) property.

The format set for DisplayStringFormat has to be a valid time span format. For more information, refer to the Standard Time Format Strings and Custom Time Format Strings articles.

Spinner Format

The TimeSpanPicker allows you to use standard or custom timespan format strings through the SpinnerFormat property. Depending on what format is set, the picker visualizes spinner controls with -prepopulated values that can be picked.

To define the string format for the spinners, use the SpinnerFormat(string) property. The default format is "g".

Standard TimeSpan Format Strings

The available standard time-span format strings that can be set to the SpinnerFormat and DisplayStringFormat properies are described in the table below:

Supported Standard TimeSpan Format String Description
"G" General Long "G" format specifier
"g" General Short "g" format specifier
"c" Constant "c" format specifier

You can set only short Standard TimeSpan Format Strings to the TimeSpanPicker control.

Custom TimeSpan Format Strings

The available custom time span format strings that can be set to the SpinnerFormat and DisplayStringFormat properties are described in the table below:

The Supported Custom TimeSpan Format Strings are: "d", "dd", "ddd", "dddd", "h", "hh", "m", "mm", "s", "ss".

You can set only short Custom TimeSpan Format Strings to the TimeSpanPicker control.

Supported Separators

When the SpinnerFormat is set and the device culture is changed, the separators used for the format string won't be updated.

The following table lists the available separators:

The Supported TimeSpan Format Separators are: "-", ".", ",", " ", ":","/".

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