Customization

The DatePicker enables the user to render custom components instead of the default ones and, in this way, to customize most of the child DatePicker components which are otherwise inaccessible.

The user can replace the following DatePicker components with custom ones:

  • DateInput—Renders the input field in the DatePicker.
  • Calendar—Renders the Calendar inside the popup week column of the DatePicker.
  • Popup—Renders the popup which contains the Calendar.

Customizing the DateInput

The DatePicker and the DateInput components communicate through the DateInputChangeEvent. In order for the DatePicker to work correctly with any form of date selection, provide a fully working input which calls the onChange property.

The following example demonstrates how to replace the default DateInput component with three native <input /> elements. To enable the user only to change a property and not have full control over the rendered content, pass a modified DateInput.

import * as React from 'react';
import * as ReactDOM from 'react-dom';

import { DatePicker } from '@progress/kendo-react-dateinputs';
import { CustomDateInput } from './customDateInput.jsx';

class App extends React.Component {
    render() {
        return (
            <DatePicker
                dateInput={CustomDateInput}

                defaultValue={new Date()}
                width={270}
                show={true}
            />
        );
    }
}

ReactDOM.render(
    <App />,
    document.querySelector('my-app')
);

Customizing the Calendar

Similar to the custom rendering of the DateInput, the DatePicker and the Calendar communicate through the CalendarChangeEvent. You can replace the Calendar with any custom component that provides a date selection and calls onChange with a Date value, a react syntheticEvent and an event target.

The following example demonstrates how to replace the default Calendar with a MultiViewCalendar from the @progress/kendo-react-dateinputs package. To achieve a clear rendering, set the views property to 1.

import * as React from 'react';
import * as ReactDOM from 'react-dom';

import { DatePicker } from '@progress/kendo-react-dateinputs';
import { CustomCalendar } from './customCalendar.jsx';

class App extends React.Component {
    render() {
        return (
            <DatePicker
                calendar={CustomCalendar}

                show={true}
            />
        );
    }
}

ReactDOM.render(
    <App />,
    document.querySelector('my-app')
);

Customizing the Popup

The Popup component inside the DatePicker acts as a container element with an absolute position. The DatePicker changes the show property on clicking the Toggle button or on blur. You can control show through the DatePicker.

The following example demonstrates how to further customize the Popup—the complete overriding of the Popup is also possible.

import * as React from 'react';
import * as ReactDOM from 'react-dom';

import { DatePicker } from '@progress/kendo-react-dateinputs';
import { CustomPopup } from './customPopup.jsx';

class App extends React.Component {
    render() {
        return (
            <div style={{ textAlign: 'center' }}>
                <DatePicker
                    popup={CustomPopup}
                />
            </div>
        );
    }
}

ReactDOM.render(
    <App />,
    document.querySelector('my-app')
);
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