Date Controls

Silverlight adds two date controls, neither of which exists in the WPF control library. Both are designed to allow the user to choose a single date.

The Calendar control displays a calendar that's similar to what you see in the Windows operating system (for example, when you configure the system date). It shows a single month at a time and allows you to step through from month to month (by clicking the arrow buttons) or jump to a specific month (by clicking the month header to view an entire year and then clicking the month).

The DatePicker requires less space. It's modeled after a simple text box, which holds a date string in long or short date format. However, the DatePicker provides a drop-down arrow that, when clicked, pops ...

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