Getting Started with ASP.NET Core TimePicker Control

22 Apr 20224 minutes to read

This section briefly explains about how to include ASP.NET Core TimePicker control in your ASP.NET Core application using Visual Studio.

Prerequisites

System requirements for ASP.NET Core controls

Create ASP.NET Core web application with Razor pages

Install ASP.NET Core package in the application

Syncfusion ASP.NET Core controls are available in nuget.org. Refer to NuGet packages topic to learn more about installing NuGet packages in various OS environments. To add ASP.NET Core controls in the application, open the NuGet package manager in Visual Studio (Tools → NuGet Package Manager → Manage NuGet Packages for Solution), search for Syncfusion.EJ2.AspNet.Core and then install it.

The Syncfusion.EJ2.AspNet.Core NuGet package has dependencies, Newtonsoft.Json for JSON serialization and Syncfusion.Licensing for validating Syncfusion license key.

Add Syncfusion ASP.NET Core Tag Helper

Open ~/Views/_ViewImports.cshtml file and import the Syncfusion.EJ2 TagHelper.

@addTagHelper *, Syncfusion.EJ2

Add style sheet

Checkout the Themes topic to learn different ways (CDN, NPM package, and CRG) to refer styles in ASP.NET Core application, and to have the expected appearance for Syncfusion ASP.NET Core controls. Here, the theme is referred using CDN inside the <head> of ~/Pages/Shared/_Layout.cshtml file as follows,

<head>
    ...
    <!-- Syncfusion ASP.NET Core controls styles -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.3.56/fluent.css" />
</head>

Add script reference

In this getting started walk-through, the required scripts are referred using CDN inside the <head> of ~/Pages/Shared/_Layout.cshtml file as follows,

<head>
    ...
    <!-- Syncfusion ASP.NET Core controls scripts -->
    <script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.3.56/dist/ej2.min.js"></script>
</head>

Register Syncfusion Script Manager

Open ~/Pages/Shared/_Layout.cshtml page and register the script manager at the end of `<body>` in the ASP.NET Core application as follows.

<body>
    ....
    ....
    <!-- Syncfusion ASP.NET Core Script Manager -->
    <ejs-scripts></ejs-scripts>
</body>

Add ASP.NET Core TimePicker control

Now, add the Syncfusion ASP.NET Core TimePicker tag helper in ~/Pages/Index.cshtml page.

<ejs-timepicker id="timepicker"></ejs-timepicker>

Press Ctrl+F5 (Windows) or +F5 (macOS) to run the app. Then, the Syncfusion ASP.NET Core TimePicker control will be rendered in the default web browser.

ASP.NET Core TimePicker Control

Setting the value within min and max time

The following example demonstrates how to set the value, min and max time on initializing the TimePicker. The TimePicker allows you to select the time value within a range from 1:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

@{
    .....
    var minVal = new DateTime(2022, 05, 07, 1, 00, 00);
    var maxVal = new DateTime(2022, 05, 07, 11, 00, 00);
    var value = new DateTime(2022, 05, 07, 4, 00, 00);
}

<ejs-timepicker id="timepicker" value="value" min="minVal" max="maxVal"></ejs-timepicker>

ASP.NET Core Timepicker with Minumum and Maximum Time

Setting the time format

Time formats is a way of representing the time value in different string format in textbox and popup list. By default, the TimePicker’s format is based on the culture. You can also customize the format by using the format property. To know more about the time format standards, refer to the Date and Time Format section.

The following example demonstrates the TimePicker control in 24 hours format with 60 minutes interval. The time interval is set to 60 minutes by using the step property.

@{
    .....
    var value = new DateTime(2022, 05, 07, 4, 00, 00);
}

<ejs-timepicker id="timepicker" format="HH:mm" step="60" value="value"></ejs-timepicker>

ASP.NET Core TimePicker with Format

View Sample in GitHub.

See also