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"Intuitive" input in DateTimeEdit

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123248 Mar 1,2016 03:07 AM Mar 3,2016 06:48 AM WPF 3
Tags: DateTimeEdit
Atlante Dev Team
Asked On March 1, 2016 03:07 AM


I am using the Datetimeedit component and I have a little question.

My DateTimeEdit has a custom pattern to display only hours and minutes (HH:mm) and I try to retrieve a behavior I had with a previous winform component. 

When I do a '915' input, I would like to get '9:15' in my DateTimeEdit, but I get '915:00' that become '00:00' because of the pattern.

Is there a way to get this behavior ? Maybe I have to use an other component such as SfMaskedEdit or something else?

Thank you for the answer,



Durga Rajan [Syncfusion]
Replied On March 2, 2016 07:32 AM

Hi Marvin,

Thank you for contacting Syncfusion Support

We suspect that you are using CanEdit of DateTimeEdit as true from your side. So that the typed text "915"(without
time separators) is considered as invalid and reset to 00:00. We suggest you to set CanEdit as false and use the
TAB key or Navigation arrows for navigating to next input field if single digit is entered. We have prepared a
sample for the same and you can download it from the following link:

Sample Link:

Please let us know if you need further assistance on this.

Durga S

Atlante Dev Team
Replied On March 3, 2016 03:05 AM


Thank you for the answer. That is the solution we will use.



Victory Jessie Selvam D [Syncfusion]
Replied On March 3, 2016 06:48 AM

Hi Marvin,

Thank you for your update.

Please let us know if you need any other assistance.



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