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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.


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


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


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


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