Selected text colour for DateTimePicker

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ASM asked on 07 Aug 2023, 12:52 PM

Hi,

How can I change the selected text colour of a RadDateTimePicker?

I'm not sure if this is possible, I'm afraid the DateTimePicker uses a MaskedEditBox, which uses a RadTextBox, which in turn uses a normal TextBox from .Net... so in the end I don't think it can be done, am I right? If so, is there a viable alternative?

Also, why are most edit controls based on RadTextBox instead of RadTextBoxControl? Wouldn't it be better to use the latter and take advantage of the fact that it has more Telerik features built in?

Thanks.

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Dinko | Tech Support Engineer
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answered on 08 Aug 2023, 11:27 AM

Hi Armand SM,

You are in the right direction. The editable area of RadTextBox, RadDateTimePicker, and RadDropDownList hosts the standard MS TextBox. It doesn't support changing the selection color. The color comes from the Windows itself. So far I couldn't find a proper way to change the selection color of MS TextBox. In this StackOverflow thread is suggested a possible solution, however, the code changes the Windows setting and I don't think that this will be desirable by the end user.

You are right that RadTextBoxControl is better in some scenarios, however, one of the reasons why we need the RadTextBox is the Right-to-Left functionality which is not supported by the RadTextBoxControl. I would suggest checking the RadTextBoxControl vs RadTextBox help article which compares both controls. 

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