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DayPilot MonthPicker for ASP.NET

, 15 May 2008 Apache 25.4K 208 34
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A light-weight month picker that will save you an hour or two

A Few Numbers for the Beginning

What It Replaces

It replaces a combination of two separate dropdowns (one for month, another for year).

Typical Usage

On reporting pages for listing values/summaries for a given time period.

How It Saves Your Time

  • It generates the month list automatically.
  • It generates the year list automatically from the YearStart and YearEnd properties.
  • It automatically uses the language of current culture.
  • You can use it directly to fill parameters of SqlDataSource (the selected month is accessible as both StartDate and EndDate properties).
  • It automatically preselects the current month.
  • Compatible with UpdatePanel.

Sample 1: Switching the Language

You have two options for choosing the language:

  1. Change the Culture in your Page declaration:
    <%@ Page Language="C#"  Culture="en-US" %>
  2. Set the Culture property of MonthPicker control:
    MonthPicker1.Culture = "en-US";

Sample 2: SqlDataSource and GridView Integration

DayPilot MonthPicker can be used directly in SqlDataSource declaration:

<asp:SqlDataSource ID="SqlDataSource1" runat="server" 
ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:MonthPicker %>" 
SelectCommand="SELECT [Id], [Name], [Start] FROM [events] _
		WHERE ([Start] >= @Start) AND ([Start] < @End)"> 
    ControlID="MonthPicker1" PropertyName="StartDate"
            Name="Start" Type="DateTime" /> 
        ControlID="MonthPicker1" PropertyName="EndDate"
            Name="End" Type="DateTime" /> 



  • 15th May, 2008: Initial post


This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Apache License, Version 2.0


About the Author

Dan Letecky
Czech Republic Czech Republic
My open-source event calendar/scheduling AJAX controls:

DayPilot for JavaScript/HTML5/jQuery
DayPilot for ASP.NET
DayPilot for MVC
DayPilot for Java

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GeneralMy vote of 5 Pin
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NewsSource code available online Pin
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GeneralRe: Lovely Pin
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