ASP.NET DateTime Picker

is there any good free/open source time picker control that goes well with ASP.NET Calendar control?


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Method 1

The answer to your question is that Yes there are good free/open source time picker controls that go well with ASP.NET Calendar controls.

ASP.NET calendar controls just write an HTML table.

If you are using HTML5 and .NET Framework 4.5, you can instead use an ASP.NET TextBox control and set the TextMode property to “Date”, “Month”, “Week”, “Time”, or “DateTimeLocal” — or if you your browser doesn’t support this, you can set this property to “DateTime”.
You can then read the Text property to get the date, or time, or month, or week as a string from the TextBox.

If you are using .NET Framework 4.0 or an older version, then you can use HTML5’s <input type="[month, week, etc.]">; if your browser doesn’t support this, use <input type="datetime">.

If you need the server-side code (written in either C# or Visual Basic) for the information that the user inputs in the date field, then you can try to run the element on the server by writing runat="server" inside the input tag.
As with all things ASP, make sure to give this element an ID so you can access it on the server side.
Now you can read the Value property to get the input date, time, month, or week as a string.

If you cannot run this element on the server, then you will need a hidden field in addition to the <input type="[date/time/month/week/etc.]".
In the submit function (written in JavaScript), set the value of the hidden field to the value of the input type=”date”, or “time”, or “month”, or “week” — then on the server-side code, read the Value property of that hidden field as string too.

Make sure that the hidden field element of the HTML can run on the server.

Method 2

In the textbox add this:


It gives you nice looking Datepicker like this:


Other variations of this are:


It gives you this look:

Date Time Picker


Method 3

JQuery has the best datepicker IMHO. While it’s not specific to .Net is still works great.


<input type="text" value="9/23/2009" style="width: 100px;" readonly="readonly" name="Date" id="Date" class="hasDatepicker"/>

In head element:

<script src="../../Scripts/jquery-1.3.2.min.js" language="javascript" type="text/javascript"/>
<script src="../../Scripts/jquery-ui-1.7.1.custom.min.js" type="text/javascript"/>

Simple as that!

Method 4

Since it’s the only one I’ve used, I would suggest the CalendarExtender from

Method 5

This is solution without jquery.

Add Calendar and TextBox in WebForm -> Source of WebForm has this:

<asp:Calendar ID="Calendar1" runat="server" OnSelectionChanged="DateChange">
<asp:TextBox ID="TextBox1" runat="server"></asp:TextBox>

Create methods in cs file of WebForm:

protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        TextBox1.Text = DateTime.Today.ToShortDateString()+'.';

    protected void DateChange(object sender, EventArgs e)
        TextBox1.Text = Calendar1.SelectedDate.ToShortDateString() + '.';

Method DateChange is connected with Calendar event SelectionChanged. It looks like this:
DatePicker Image

Method 6

<asp:TextBox ID="TextBox1" runat="server" placeholder="mm/dd/yyyy" Textmode="Date" ReadOnly = "false"></asp:TextBox>
<asp:Button ID="btnSave" runat="server" Text="Save" onclick="btnSave_Click" />

Method 7

Basic Date Picker Lite

This is the free version of their flagship product, but it contains a date and time picker native for

Method 8

Try bootstrap-datepicker if you are using bootstrap.

Method 9

There is an easy, out of the box implementation: the HTML 5 input type="date" and the other date-related input types.

Okay, you can’t style the controls that much and it doesn’t work on every browser, but still it can be a very good option in the long term if all modern browsers support it and don’t want to include heavy libraries that don’t always work that good on mobile devices.

Method 10

If you would like to work with a textbox, be aware that setting the TextMode property to “Date” will not work on Internet Explorer 11, because it does not currently support the “Date”, “DateTime”, nor “Time” values.

This example illustrates how to implement it using a textbox, including validation of the dates (since the user could enter just numbers). It will work on Internet Explorer 11 as well other web browsers.

<asp:Content ID="Content"

<link rel="stylesheet"
    href="//" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" />
   <script src=""></script>
   $(function () {
   <%= txtBoxDate.ClientID %>").datepicker();
 <asp:TextBox ID="txtBoxDate"
 <asp:CompareValidator ID="CompareValidator1"
                    Type="Date">Date invalid, please check format. 

Method 11

@Html.EditorFor(model => model.Date, new { htmlAttributes = new { @class = "form-control", @type = "date" } })

this works well

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