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DateTimePicker lose date value after postback

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117665 Nov 25,2014 02:16 PM UTC Dec 2,2014 04:21 AM UTC ASP.NET MVC 5
Tags: DateTimePicker
Roman Suska
Asked On November 25, 2014 02:16 PM UTC

I have following problem: on a View I have a form with two DateTimePickers to select a time span and some other controls. If I submit the form and there are validation errors, the controller returns to this view, but the DateTimePickers are blank, they don't save the selected date's. Is there any possibility to prevent the DateTimePickers from loosing their date's after postback? Or at least can I somehow manually set the date's in the DateTimePickers?
Roman Suska 

Sasikala Nagarajan [Syncfusion]
Replied On November 26, 2014 01:13 PM UTC

Hi Roman Suska,

Thanks for using Syncfusion products,


We have analyzed your query. We will let you know that we can achieve your requirement using our existing property “enablePersistance” (which is used to Enables or disables the state maintenance of DateTimePicker) in DateTimePicker control. By setting this value to “true” we can maintain the DateTimePicker value even after the post back the form.


Please find the below code snippet,






For your convenience we have prepared the sample based on this. Please find the sample from below location



Please let us know if you have further queries.



Sasikala Nagarajan

Roman Suska
Replied On November 26, 2014 02:20 PM UTC

Hi Sasikala Nagarajan,
ok I got it, but I have another question. I have a dropdown list with places, that are available on the selected time span. This dropdown is populated with Ajax. After postback or when the page loads I run the script with $(window).load to populate the dropdown list. The problem is with this line:
var startDateTimeObj = $("#dataRozpoczecia").data("ejDateTimePicker"); 

The jQuery code returns "undefined", so I think the control isn't created yet. How can I get the value set on the DateTimePicker after postback or page loading?


Roman Suska

Manikandan Mariappan [Syncfusion]
Replied On November 27, 2014 01:06 PM UTC

Hi Roman Suska,

Sorry for the inconvenience.

We are unable to reproduce the reported issue. We have prepared the sample based on your requirement “To create object in $(window).load time” for the DateTimePicker control and the sample can be downloaded from the following location.

Sample Location : Sample

In this sample we can get the instance of the “DateTimepicker” and it is showcased with message.

Please check with the given sample. If still you face the problem, please revert us by modifying the sample based on your application along with replication procedure. This would be helpful for us to serve you or please share any screen shot of errors.

Please let us know if you have any concerns



Roman Suska
Replied On November 28, 2014 09:49 AM UTC

it seems to work now, I don't know what I did wrong last time. Thanks for helping me.
Roman Suska

Sasikala Nagarajan [Syncfusion]
Replied On December 2, 2014 04:21 AM UTC

Hi Roman,

Thanks for the update,

Please let us know if you have any further assistance.


Sasikala Nagarajan


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