Control class wraps the Win32 date/time
selection common control. This is perhaps the least used of all the
common controls—most commercial applications seem to roll their
own Outlook-style date and time pickers (or use one of several
third-party controls available).
First, you can set the
Format of the control. This
can cause considerable changes in behavior from a
Short date (in which
case you are provided with a drop-down calendar date picker and a
formatted date edit field) to a
Time (in which
case you lose the calendar and gain a formatted time edit field).
There is also
Custom, which requires you to set
CustomFormat property and use your own
date-time format string. The standard formats are derived from the
system locale settings.
As well as the standard
properties, you can independently set the
the color of the days from last and next month that are shown on this
months calendar grid). You can choose how the calendar drop-down menu
is aligned (to the
Right edge of the control), by using the
The control can display a checkbox using the
ShowCheckBox property. It indicates whether a
value is actually selected (
lets you support null dates. You can also add a spin button with
ShowUpDown that gives you another way ...