Hello again Edward,
Thank you for your feedback. The Calendar widget is designed to be more flexible and that is why its value is a Date object. Thus you can format it in any format depending on your needs. If you need a method, which returns formatted value, I will suggest you open a uservoice item for this functionality. Currently, you are the first one, who actually needs such functionality - short date, current view and current focused date. As I pointed in my previos reply, we think that it will be helpful to expose these properties. Once we make them public, we will document them.
As for the documenation we are improving it with every new update - the product is under heavy development and we document every new feature as soon as it is released. Note however, that the documentation covers only the built-in functionality, while in your case we are talking for custom implementation.
the Telerik team
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