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ASP.NET by Example by Steven A. Smith

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Introduction to the Calendar Control

In the previous chapters, you've seen how ASP.NET simplifies a lot of tasks that were code-intensive in previous versions of ASP. Perhaps no other control included in ASP.NET illustrates this point better than a databound calendar. For most developers, the amount of code and intermingled HTML involved for such a job in ASP justified the purchase of a third-party server component. Now ASP.NET brings to Web development the GUI manipulation of date values that VB, C++, and Java developers have always enjoyed. However, as you will find out, the ASP.NET Calendar control doesn't forfeit any of the fine-grain layout and display control Web developers take for granted.

Let's begin with a simple example by adding the ...

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