Styling the Calendar

This article shows how to customize the default Style of the RadCalendar control shown in the RadDateTimePicker's dropdown.

To style the RadDateTimePicker's calendar, define a Style object targeting the RadCalendar control and assign it to the CalendarStyle property of RadDateTimePicker.

If you use the Xaml version of the Telerik dlls, you will need to extract the whole style (including the ControlTemplate) of the RadCalendar control used in RadDateTimePicker. The original style can be found in the Telerik.Windows.Controls.Input.xaml file. In the NoXaml scenario, you do not need this. Instead, you should base the custom Style on the default RadCalendarStyle resource.

Example 1: Hiding the week names from the calendar using the CalendarStyle property

<Window.Resources> 
    <!-- If you are using the Xaml binaries, you do not have to set the BasedOn attribute--> 
    <Style x:Key="CalendarStyle" TargetType="telerik:RadCalendar" BasedOn="{StaticResource RadCalendarStyle}"> 
        <Setter Property="AreWeekNamesVisible" Value="False" /> 
    </Style> 
</Window.Resources> 
<Grid> 
    <telerik:RadDateTimePicker VerticalAlignment="Center" HorizontalAlignment="Center" CalendarStyle="{StaticResource CalendarStyle}" /> 
</Grid> 

Figure 1: Result from Example 1 in the Office2016 theme

RadCalendar with week names removed

The RadCalendar control consists of CalendarButton controls representing the days, months, weeks, etc. Those can be customized via the DayButtonStyle, MonthButtonStyle, YearButtonStyle and DecadeButtonStyle properties of RadCalendar. The data context passed to the CalendarButton controls is an object of type CalendarButtonContent which contains information about the button type (day, week, month, etc.), date, selection state, and others.

Example 2: Setting a tooltip for the days in the calendar

<telerik:RadDatePicker> 
    <telerik:RadDatePicker.CalendarStyle> 
        <Style TargetType="telerik:RadCalendar"> 
            <Setter Property="DayButtonStyle"> 
                <Setter.Value> 
                    <Style TargetType="calendar:CalendarButton"> 
                        <Setter Property="telerik:RadToolTipService.ToolTipContent" Value="{Binding Date}"/> 
                    </Style> 
                </Setter.Value> 
            </Setter> 
        </Style> 
    </telerik:RadDatePicker.CalendarStyle> 
</telerik:RadDatePicker> 

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