Telerik UI for Windows 8 XAML

The following topic describes all the visual elements and terms used in a standard RadCalendar control.

Visual Structure

Calendar-Visual Structure



The RadCalendar control has four view modes:

  • MonthView - the user can select a day from the currently displayed month.

  • YearView - the user can navigate to a month from the currently displayed year.

  • DecadeView - the user can navigate to a year from the currently displayed decade.

  • CenturyView - the user can navigate to a decade from the currently displayed century.

Switching to upper view is done through the Navigation control, and to lower view - by selecting item in the current view.


Through the Navigation control the user can easily switch between the different views(or swipe gesture as well): It contains the following controls:

  • Header - Clicking on the Header navigates to upper view: MonthView -> YearView -> DecadeView -> CenturyView.

  • Previous/NextButton - change the currently displayed:

    • Month - in MonthView

    • Year - in YearView

    • Decade - in DecadeView

    • Century - in CenturyView

SelectedCell - This is the currently focused cell.

CurrentCell - This is the currently focused cell.

BlackoutCells - These are cells that can not be selected.