RadDatePicker: Remove 1/1/1980 MinDate default?

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  1. Jeremy Yoder
    Jeremy Yoder avatar
    131 posts
    Member since:
    Dec 2009

    Posted 24 Apr 2014 Link to this post

    On the RadDatePicker control, having the MinDate default set to only 1/1/1980 -- which is by design -- is bizarre.

    Now that we learned about it (via customer complaint that threw a big generic error message across the page) it's annoying to set all my MinDates to a far less value. Any reason you can't make it at least 1/1/1900 or 1/1/1000?

    Also, are there any other Telerik date controls with this odd limitation? I want to know so I can change them all as well, rather than have a customer discover it.
  2. Vasil
    Vasil avatar
    1540 posts

    Posted 29 Apr 2014 Link to this post

    Hello Jeremy,

    The DateInput, Calendar, and DatePicker have the same default MinDate. You can use the property to change it to any desired value.

    We can not change the default value of the MinDate property, because it will affect pages that are relying on this already.

    If you want to set it globally for your site, you can use ControlAdapter. Define such adapter for your DatePicker, override the Load or Init and set MinDate.

    Let us know if you need further information.


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