Date picker widget: Reference the template in the control

To reference the template in the date picker control, in the DatePickerField.cs perform the following:

  1. Reference the embedded template by overriding the LayoutThemplatePath property.
  2. Provide reference to the RadDatePicker control.
  3. Provide properties for the additional fields you present, such as DescriptionControl, ExampleControl, and TitleControl.
  4. In the InitializeControls method, provide default values for the properties.
  5. Save the file.

GITHUB EXAMPLE: For more information about the content of the file, see the DatePickerField.cs file of the downloaded sample project.

The template that you defined in Date picker widget: Create the template of the control, uses the RadDatePicker control for its main UI element. You must create an instance of the control to access the selected date. To reference the controls from the DatePickerTemplate you must callGetControl and return the controls’ values.

In the InitializeControls method, you provide default values for every control in the template.

NOTE: When using templates make sure you address the controls after they have been initialized. The moment, where the template is initialized and ready to use, is the InitializeControls method. In it and after its execution, you can safely call your controls. You can call theEnsureChildControls() method before every reference to a template control.

Next, you must implement the features of the date picker control.

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