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Overview

The WinForms DateTimePicker control provides an intuitive interface through which users can pick a date and edit date and time information in different editing modes. It displays dates and time in different formats, allows null values, and provides validation for dates. The date-time edit control provides easy date selection through touch, keyboard, and mouse interaction. It supports watermarks, minimum and maximum dates, date formats, nullable, date validation, and much more. In addition, it supports month and year selection by disabling date selection.


Editing

Different editing modes help edit dates and times through keyboard interactions in free-flow editing and mask mode. This helps restrict date input in formatted values based on a date-time pattern.

Editing date time in WinForms DateTimePicker with mask and free style date time editing


Date format

The WinForms DateTimePicker control displays date and time information with a wide range of patterns and allows you to define custom formats.

Windows Forms DateTimePicker or TimePicker displays date time with custom format


Date validation

Shows error messages on invalid dates or when date-range constraints are met.

Windows Forms DateTimePicker or TimePicker shows error icon for invalid date


Watermark

The WinForms DateTimePicker supports displaying hint information using watermark text when the selected date is null.

Displays water mark on empty value in WinForms DateTimePicker


Date range

Prevents users from selecting a date and time in a particular range by specifying minimum and maximum dates.

WinForms DateTimePicker disable dates between minimum and maximum Date-Time value


Style and themes

The WinForms DateTimePicker control supports customizing the appearance of the editor and calendar as needed. In addition to that, the DateTimePicker control offers built-in, Office-inspired themes.

Blend style Windows Forms DateTimePicker


Globalization

Displays dates and times in different formats and patterns based on different cultures.

WinForms DateTimePicker displays localized text for day names and today button in month calendar


Right to left

Supports right-to-left (RTL) direction for users working in right-to-left languages like Hebrew, Arabic, and Persian.

Windows Forms DateTimePicker displays date-time in right to left


WinForms DateTimePicker Code Example

Easily get started with the WinForms DateTimePicker using a few simple lines of C# code example as demonstrated below. Also explore our WinForms DateTimePicker Example that shows you how to render and configure the WinForms DateTimePicker.

using Syncfusion.WinForms.DateTimePicker;
namespace WindowsFormsApplication1
{
    public partial class Form1 : Form
    {
        public Form1()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
            Syncfusion.WinForms.Input.SfDateTimeEdit dateTimeEdit = new Syncfusion.WinForms.Input.SfDateTimeEdit();
            dateTimeEdit.Value = new DateTime(2018, 2, 16);
            dateTimeEdit.MinDateTime = new DateTime(2018, 2, 3);
            dateTimeEdit.MaxDateTime = new DateTime(2018, 2, 27);
        }
    }
}



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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Easy date selection with interactive navigation using keyboard, mouse, and touch interactions.
  • Users can be prevented from selecting dates outside a specified range.
  • Support for watermark text, date formatting, editing, validation, and much more.
  • One of the best WinForms DateTimePicker in the market that offers feature-rich UI to interact with the software.
  • Simple configuration and API.
  • Touch-friendly and responsive UI.
  • Extensive demos and documentation to learn quickly and get started with the WinForms DateTimePicker control.

We do not sell the WinForms DateTimePicker control separately. It is only available for purchase as part of the Syncfusion WinForms suite, which contains over 100 WinForms controls, including DateTimePicker. A single developer license for the Syncfusion Essential Studio for WinForms suite costs $995.00 USD, including one year of support and updates. On top of this, we might be able to offer additional discounts based on currently active promotions. Please contact our sales team to see if you qualify for any additional discounts.

You can find our WinForms DateTimePicker demo on

GitHub location.

No, our 100+ WinForms controls, including DateTimePicker, are not sold individually, only as a single package. However, we have competitively priced the product so it only costs a little bit more than what some other vendors charge for their DateTimePicker alone. We have also found that, in our experience, our customers usually start off using one of our products and then expand to several products quickly, so we felt it was best to offer all 100+ WinForms controls for a flat fee of $995/developer. On top of this, we might be able to offer additional discounts based on currently active promotions. Please contact our sales team today to see if you qualify for any additional discounts.

No, this is a commercial product and requires a paid license. However, a free community license is also available for companies and individuals whose organizations have less than $1 million USD in annual gross revenue and five or fewer developers.

A good place to start would be our comprehensive getting started documentation.

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