RadDatePicker IE8 Rendering Issue

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  1. robertw102
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    265 posts
    Member since:
    Jul 2007

    Posted 03 Apr 2009 Link to this post

    I've noticed a rendering issue with the RadDatePicker control when viewed in IE8. It seems the date input portion of the control stretches to fit the entire width of the screen or its parent element, even if a width is set on it.

    I don't see the problem when I look at your demo pages when I view them in IE8, but when I create a test page with just a RadDatePicker control on it, I see the problem occur.

    Below is the test page I used:
    <%@ Page Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="false" CodeFile="Test.aspx.vb" Inherits="Test" %> 
    <%@ Register Assembly="Telerik.Web.UI" Namespace="Telerik.Web.UI" TagPrefix="telerik" %> 
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> 
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"
    <head runat="server"
        <title>Untitled Page</title> 
        <form id="form1" runat="server"
            <telerik:RadScriptManager ID="RadScriptManager1" runat="server"
            <telerik:RadStyleSheetManager ID="RadStyleSheetManager1" runat="server"
            <telerik:RadDatePicker ID="dpTest" runat="server" Width="150px"
                <telerik:RadDatePicker ID="RadDatePicker1" runat="server"

    The control works correctly in the other browsers and IE7, but only IE8 is giving me this problem. If you could try this out and tell me if you experience it as well.

  2. Richard
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    Member since:
    Jul 2006

    Posted 03 Apr 2009 Link to this post

    I had the same issue, for a quick fix whilst we look to find a workaround you can add the following meta tag to your page which causes IE8 to render the page in IE7 mode.

    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE7" />


  3. Sebastian
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    9934 posts

    Posted 06 Apr 2009 Link to this post

    Hello guys,

    The issue with the RadDatePicker width and IE 8 should be addressed in the latest version 2009.1.402 (Q1 2009 SP1) of the control. Please migrate to it following the steps from here and let me know how it goes.

    Best regards,
    the Telerik team

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