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TimePicker .value() not returning the expected date

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The Cowboy asked on 25 Jun 2015, 02:16 PM

I'm using the Kendo UI TimePicker control where the min and max times can be set to the next or previous day. 

 When selecting a time that exists the next (or previous) day the value returned is a full DateTime but is always set to the current date.

 For example, if the current date time is "Jun 25, 2015 10:00 PM" and you scroll down and select "Jun 26, 2015 02:00 AM" the return value will be "Thu Jun 25 2015 02:00:00 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)" but I'm expecting it to be June 26.

How do I make this control return the expected DateTime.

 Here are my code segments:

// Init the control

$("#dtpEndDateTime").kendoTimePicker({
            format: "MMM dd, yyyy  hh:mm tt",
            interval: 15,
            change: onShiftEndDateTimeChange
        });

 

 // Set the values elsewhere

var dtpEndDateTime = $("#dtpEndDateTime").data("kendoTimePicker");
   dtpEndDateTime.value(moment(_shift.EndDateTime).toDate());
   dtpEndDateTime.min((moment(_shift.StartDateTime).add(15, "minutes")).toDate());
   dtpEndDateTime.max((moment(_shift.EndDateTime).add(12, "hours")).toDate());

 

 // get the selected value inside the onShiftEndDateTimeChange event

var datetimepicker = $("#dtpEndDateTime").data("kendoTimePicker");
   console.log(datetimepicker.value());

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Vladimir Iliev
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answered on 29 Jun 2015, 08:53 AM
Hi Jeff,

The reason for current behavior is that the timePicker gets only the time part of the selected date and apply it to the current value. For example if the initial value is set to date "1/1/2000 00:00" and you select time "5/5/2015 13:00", only the time portion will be set which results in "1/1/2000 13:00". In current case I would suggest to use the dateTimePicker widget instead which supports updating the date portion as well:
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answered on 29 Jun 2015, 12:34 PM

Hi Vladimir, 

Even though the timePicker only gets the time portion of the date selected, the list of options can display the full date through formatting. Is there any workaround to get the value selected from the options list instead of just getting the time portion? I'd prefer not to give the user an option to open a date picker when it's not necessary. 

 Thanks

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Vladimir Iliev
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answered on 30 Jun 2015, 07:41 AM
Hello Jeff,

Another option in current case is to use the new "dates" option of the timePicker - the dates defined in this collection are applied as-is (not only the time part). Please check the example below:

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