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The following section explains how to customize the TimePicker component in various aspects.

CSS customization

TimePicker allows you to customize the textbox and popup list appearance to suit your application by using cssClass property.

The below sample demonstrates customization of text appearance in a textbox, popup button, and popup list along with hover and active state by using e-custom-style class. Following is the list of available classes used to customize the entire TimePicker component.

Class Name Description
e-time-wrapper Applied to TimePicker wrapper element.
e-timepicker Applied to input element and TimePicker popup element.
e-time-wrapper.e-timepicker Applied to input element only.
e-input-group-icon.e-time-icon Applied to popup button.
e-float-text Applied to floating label text element.
e-popup Applied to popup element.
e-timepicker.e-popup Applied to TimePicker popup element only.
e-list-parent Applied to popup UL element.
e-timepicker.e-list-parent Applied to TimePicker popup UL element only.
e-list-item Applied to LI elements.
e-hover Applied to LI element hovering time.
e-active Applied to active LI element.
<ejs-timepicker id="timepicker" placeHolder="Select a time" cssClass="e-custom-style"></ejs-timepicker>


/*customize the input element text color*/
.e-time-wrapper.e-custom-style #element { /* csslint allow: adjoining-classes */
    display: block;
    color: blue;

/*customize the floating label and popup button text color*/
.e-time-wrapper.e-custom-style .e-float-text.e-label-bottom, /* csslint allow: adjoining-classes */
.e-time-wrapper.e-custom-style .e-input-group-icon.e-time-icon.e-icons { /* csslint allow: adjoining-classes */
    color: blue;

/*customize the input element text selection*/
.e-time-wrapper.e-custom-style.e-input-group::before, /* csslint allow: adjoining-classes */
.e-time-wrapper.e-custom-style.e-input-group::after, /* csslint allow: adjoining-classes */
.e-time-wrapper.e-custom-style.e-input-group .e-timepicker::selection { /* csslint allow: adjoining-classes */
    background: blue;

.e-timepicker.e-popup.e-custom-style .e-list-parent.e-ul, /* csslint allow: adjoining-classes */
.e-timepicker.e-popup.e-custom-style .e-list-parent.e-ul .e-list-item { /* csslint allow: adjoining-classes */
    background-color: #c0ebff;

/*customize the list item hover color*/
.e-timepicker.e-popup.e-custom-style .e-list-parent.e-ul .e-list-item.e-hover, /* csslint allow: adjoining-classes */
.e-timepicker.e-popup.e-custom-style .e-list-parent.e-ul .e-list-item.e-active.e-hover { /* csslint allow: adjoining-classes */
    background-color: blue;
    color: #fff;

/*customize the active element text color*/
.e-timepicker.e-popup.e-custom-style .e-list-parent.e-ul .e-list-item.e-active { /* csslint allow: adjoining-classes */
    background-color: #fff;

Client side validation using FormValidator

To achieve client side validation in a TimePicker component, use Essential JavaScript 2 FormValidator. It provides an option to customize feedback error messages to the corresponding fields for taking action and resolving the issue.

In the following example, the required field validation is implemented by mapping the name attribute value to the rules property. It validates the TimePicker component and displays the validation message when the textbox value is empty during form post back or focus out.

<form id="form-element" class="form-vertical">
            <div class="form-group">
                <div class="col-sm-3 control-label">Required</div>
                <div class="col-sm-6">
                    <ejs-timepicker id="formTest" value="@ViewBag.value" cssClass="form-control"></ejs-timepicker>

 document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', function () {
	var options = {
		rules: {
			//must specify the name attribute value in rules section
			'formTest': { required: true }
		customPlacement: (inputElement, errorElement) => {
			//to place the error message in custom position
			//inputElement - target element where the error text will be appended
			//errorElement - error text which will be displayed.
	var formObject = new ej.inputs.FormValidator('#form-element', options);

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Mvc;

namespace EJ2CoreSampleBrowser.Controllers
    public partial class HomeController: Controller
        public IActionResult DefaultFunctionalities()
            ViewBag.value = DateTime.Now;
            return View();