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The WPF DatePicker control provides an intuitive, touch-friendly interface to quickly select a date. It supports different date formats and specify minimum and maximum dates to restrict date selection. It also adds support to customize the date selector appearance. In addition, it supports editing and built-in watermark text display.

WPF DatePicker

Date format

The WPF DatePicker control supports formatting the date. It also supports formatting the date selector UI in dropdown popup.

WPF DatePicker Formatting


The WPF DatePicker control provides support for editing the date using text box.

Editing in WPF DatePicker

WPF DatePicker Editing


Supports displaying hint information using watermark text when the selected date is null. In addition, it provides supports loading templates for watermark text display.

WPF DatePicker Watermark support documentation

WPF DatePicker Watermark Text

The WPF DatePicker control supports showing or hiding the dropdown button. The dropdown button is used to select dates when enabling inline editing.

WPF DatePicker DropDown Button

Date range

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

WPF DateSelector documentation

WPF DatePicker Min and Max Dates

Style and Appearance

WPF DatePicker Accent Brush

Accent brush

Supports to highlight the hot spots of a control such as date selector UI, dropdown button using accent brush.

WPF DatePicker with DropDown Footer

Allows to toggle the visibility of done and cancel button in footer of dropdown date selector.

WPF DatePicker with Custom Header

Provides support to display of hint information in dropdown header. Dropdown header support customization using date template.

WPF DatePicker with Custom Template

Date selector appearance

The WPF DatePicker control allows to completely customize the date selection UI with custom templates and properties.

WPF DatePicker Code Example

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

<syncfusion:SfDatePicker x:Name="sfDatePicker" Width="200"/>
using Syncfusion.Windows.Controls.Input; 
namespace SfDatePickerSampleWpfApp1 
    public partial class MainWindow : Window 
        public MainWindow() 
            //Creating an instance of SfDatePicker control 
            SfDatePicker sfDatePicker = new SfDatePicker(); 
            //Adding SfDatePicker as window content 
            this.Content = sfDatePicker; 


Frequently Asked Questions

The Syncfusion WPF DatePicker provides the following:

  • Date validation customization support.
  • Rich UI interaction and keyboard navigation.
  • Touch-friendly and responsive UI.
  • Rich UI customization.
  • Customization based on culture.
  • One of the best WPF DatePicker in the market that offers feature-rich UI to interact with the software.
  • Simple configuration and API.
  • Extensive demos, documentation to learn quickly and get started with WPF DatePicker.

You can find our WPF DatePicker demo on

GitHub location.

App center location.

Microsoft location.

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, 5 or fewer developers, and 10 or fewer total employees.

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

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