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In general, the DatePicker widget allows different input formats, hence it does not restrict user input and the best way to validate the value is using a client validation framework. Here is a demo that demonstrates how to accomplish this.
If the mask is a must, then you can try to combine Kendo UI MaskedTextBox and Kendo UI DatePicker, but note that they are not intended and designed to work together and there could be undesired behaviors. Here is a demo that shows a proof-of-concept implementation (use on your own responsibility).
On 2016 is this still true?
If the mask is a must, then you can try to combine Kendo UI MaskedTextBox and Kendo UI DatePicker, but note that they are not intended and designed to work together and there could be undesired behaviors
Combining them is still not officially supported. Nevertheless, you can check our how-to demo for details about the implementation:
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I'm using this demo to put a mask on my date.
But with the datePicker control, when there is an invalid, it clears th text.
With the mask, there is no validation. Is there a simple way to mimic the datepicker behaviour?
And in 2019, is there a better way to do this?
I am pleased to let you know that indeed, there is - the functionality is now built-in and can be enabled by adding a dateInput:true to the configuration: