I'm assuming it includes the timestamp in the SelectedValue, you most likely have to add that part in. So it might look like this: SelectedDate="01/01/1980 00:00:00".
Also, is there a reason why you prevent them from selecting such a date, since you MinDate is set below that date. If you want to ensure they enter a date, you don't need to set a default date in the control for it to validate, since it will validate if the date is null.
your suggestion doesnt work.
Having a selected date on DatePicker enables a quick way to enter date for user,thats why I want to show it.
I have kept min date 01/01/1950 intentionally, coz there are no students under that year 1950.
Any better ideas are most welcome.
I need to validate the RadDatePicker with the selectedDate field.
I used the initial value in RFV but it does not work.