GridViewDateTimeColumn formatString

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  1. gerbrand
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    Posted 16 Apr 2009 Link to this post


    Maybe a stupid question, but I was wondering if there is an overview of the different formatstrings you can use for the DateTime Column?

    I want to make a static function where I just need to call the right formatString, instead of every time searching the "net" for the right syntacs and add it.

  2. Julian Benkov
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    Posted 17 Apr 2009 Link to this post

    Hello Gerbrand,

    These are some samples of formatting DateTime column in RadGridView:

    GridViewDateTimeColumn column = (GridViewDateTimeColumn)this.radGridView1.Columns["Date"];  
    column.DataTextFormatString = "{}";  //hour.minutes.seconds 
    column.DataTextFormatString = "{0:dd.MM.yy}";  //day.month.year 
    column.DataTextFormatString = "{}";      //hour.minutes 
    column.DataTextFormatString = "{0:dd.MMMM.yy}";  //day.long month name.year 
    column.DataTextFormatString = "{0:dd-MM-yy}";  //day-month-year 

    You can find more information for DateTime formatting in MSDN.

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  3. tuonglam
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    Posted 09 Sep 2011 Link to this post

    I'm using like you say but i have a error.I'm using in Formload

    'Telerik.WinControls.UI.GridViewDateTimeColumn' does not contain a definition for 'DataTextFormatString' and no extension method 'DataTextFormatString' accepting a first argument of type 'Telerik.WinControls.UI.GridViewDateTimeColumn' could be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?)

    My code:

    GridViewDateTimeColumn column = (GridViewDateTimeColumn)this.radGridView1.Columns["Date"];
     column.DataTextFormatString = "{dd-MM-yy}";  //day-month-year

    thank you very much!
  4. Nikolay
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    Posted 14 Sep 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Tuonglam,

    The code snippet provided by my colleague Julian concerned a version of RadControls for WinForms issued during 2009. If you are using one of the latest versions, you have to use the FormatString property as shown below:

    GridViewDateTimeColumn column = (GridViewDateTimeColumn)this.radGridView1.Columns["Date"];
    column.FormatString = "{}"//hour.minutes.seconds
    column.FormatString = "{0:dd.MM.yy}"//day.month.year
    column.FormatString = "{}";      //hour.minutes
    column.FormatString = "{0:dd.MMMM.yy}"//day.long month name.year
    column.FormatString = "{0:dd-MM-yy}"//day-month-year

    I hope this helps.

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  5. Scott
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    Posted 10 Feb 2017 in reply to Julian Benkov Link to this post

    How does this work if the SQL Server datatype is TimeSpan?

    Thank you.


  6. Dimitar
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    Posted 13 Feb 2017 Link to this post

    Hi Scott,

    By default, the grid will create a GridViewTextBoxColumn, but you can replace the default text editor with the desired one in the EditorRequired event. Note that if the applied editor is not compatible with the TimeSpan value, it would be necessary to implement a Type Converter. A sample approach is demonstrated in the following help article:

    In addition, we have a feature request for this in our Feedback Portal. I have added a vote for it on your behalf. You can track its progress, subscribe for status changes and add your comment to it here.

    I hope this information is useful. Let me know if you need further assistance.

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  7. Scott
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    Posted 13 Feb 2017 in reply to Dimitar Link to this post

    Hi Dimitar-

    Thank you for the feature up vote and the interim guidance.


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