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Watermark in telerik datepicker and timepicker

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Triet Nguyen Cong
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Triet Nguyen Cong asked on 06 May 2010, 05:59 PM
Hi,

I have to display watermark in telerik datepicker and timepicker. Example: I want to show "Date Of Birth"  text in a datepicker.

Please let me know how can I do it.

Thanks in advance,
Triet

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Pana
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answered on 12 May 2010, 08:14 AM
Hi Triet Nguyen Cong,

The RadDatePicker does not support watermark.

However it can be achieved with some editing of the ControlTemplate of the RadDatePicker and some additional code. I created an Watermark class that has Text attached property. Also I put a TextBlock in the RadDatePicker that has Text bound to that property. The Visibility of that TextBlock is bound with converter to the SelectedDate of the datepicker and it's opacity is set to 0 when the datepicker is focused. I marked the template changes with "NOTE:" comments check them as well as the code behind for the example. You can reuse the code form the example in your project.

I hope it works well enough for you.

Kind regards,
Panayot
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answered on 18 May 2010, 10:13 AM
Thank Panayot, it works well. 

 I still have a bit concern, how can I get template from rad control? Example, In Silverlight's controls I can use Expression Blend 3 and then choose "Edit Template" to get template of these controls, but I can't do this with rad control.

Thanks for your reply,
Triet
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answered on 19 May 2010, 11:05 AM
Hello Triet Nguyen Cong,

We try to support Blend as much as possible. For control that are not editable in blend you can request the Telerik theme files in a Forum or a Support ticket also the Silverlight theme projects are available for download in the distribution packages.

Best wishes,
Panayot
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