In general, Kendo UI Grid does not format dates automatically. If you would like to format the date then you will need to define the format
option of the column. Note that the defined format will honor the used Kendo
With regards to the other question, Kendo UI DatePicker is a specially designed widget that works with dates and honors the specified Kendo culture. It has support for multiple parse date formats defined with parseFormats
option. These 'functionality are provided by the widget and are not available when a regular HTML input element is used. If you would like to use regular input element, then you will need to implement the date support manually, as the MVVM value
binding does not provide built-in support for it.
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