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Make Input Elements Readonly

The following example demonstrates how to make an input element read-only and prevent the user from typing.

    <div id="example">
        <div class="demo-section k-content">

            <h4>Show e-mails from:</h4>
            <input id="datepicker" value="10/10/2011" style="width: 100%" />

            <h4 style="margin-top: 2em;">Add to archive mail from:</h4>
            <input id="monthpicker" value="November 2011" style="width: 100%" />
        $(document).ready(function() {
            // create DatePicker from input HTML element

                // defines the start view
                start: "year",

                // defines when the calendar should return date
                depth: "year",

                // display month and year in the input
                format: "MMMM yyyy"

            //DISABLE inputs
            $("#datepicker").attr("readonly", true);
            $("#monthpicker").attr("readonly", true);

See Also

For more runnable examples on the Kendo UI DatePicker, browse its How To documentation folder.

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