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:

  • DateInputRenders the input field in the DatePicker.
  • CalendarRenders the Calendar inside the popup week column of the DatePicker.
  • PopupRenders the popup which contains the Calendar.
  • ToggleButtonRender the button which toggles the show state of the DatePicker.
  • PickerWrapRender the wrapping element around the dateInput and toggleButton.

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.

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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.

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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 Popupthe complete overriding of the Popup is also possible.

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Customizing the Toggle Button

The ToggleButton component inside the DatePicker acts as a initial toggle button for opening the calendar, or closing it without Date selection.

The following example demonstrates how to further customize the ToggleButton by passing another icon as a child.the complete overriding of the ToggleButton is also possible.

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Customizing the Picker Wrap

The PickerWrapslug:api_dateinputs_pickerwrap components inside the DatePicker acts as a container around the dateInput and toggleButton. In addition, the PickerWrap applies the k-picker-wrap className which is used to apply specific styles.

The following example demonstrates how to render a DatePicker without the dateInput, customizing the component to look like a regular button which opens a Calendar for Date selection.

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