Calendar control is a rich web control that provides several capabilities:
Displays a calendar showing a single month
Allows the user to select a day, week, or month
Allows the user to select a range of days
Allows the user to move to the next or previous month
Programmatically controls the display of specific days
Calendar control is customizable, with various properties and events. Before digging into all the detail, have a look at a bare-bones .aspx file showing a simple
Calendar control. Add to the chapter website a new web form called Calendar-Simple.aspx, and drag a
Calendar control onto the page.
Example 5-28 contains the code with the
Calendar declaration highlighted, and Figure 5-22 shows the results. There is no code-behind file with this example other than the default boilerplate created by VS2008.
Example 5-28. Calendar-Simple.aspx
<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeFile="Calendar-Simple.aspx.cs" Inherits="Calendar_Simple" %> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <head runat="server"> <title>Simple Calendar Demo</title> </head> <body> <form id="form1" runat="server"> <div> <asp:Calendar ID="Calendar1" runat="server"></asp:Calendar> </div> </form> </body> </html>
Pretty spiffy; zero manual coding yields a web page with a working calendar that displays the current month. The user can select a single day ...