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Getting Started

This section briefly explains how to include a simple Calendar control in your ASP.NET MVC application. You can refer to ASP.NET MVC Getting Started documentation page for system requirements, and configure common specifications.

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Initialize Calendar component to the Application

Calendar component can be rendered by using the EJS().Calendar() tag helper in ASP.NET MVC application. Add the below simple code to your index.cshtml page which is available within the Views/Home folder, to initialize the Calendar.

The following example shows a basic Calendar component.


Running the above code will display the basic Calendar on the browser.

Setting the value, min, and max dates

After rendering a simple Calendar component by following the above steps, configure the Calendar to set a value within a specific range using its value, min, and max properties. To know more about range restriction in Calendar, please refer this page.

Here the Calendar allows you to select a date within the range from 5th to 27th of this month.

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

// For more information on enabling MVC for empty projects, visit

namespace EJ2CoreSampleBrowser.Controllers
    public partial class CalendarController : Controller
        // GET: /<controller>/
        public IActionResult DateRange()
            ViewBag.minDate= new DateTime(DateTime.Now.Year,DateTime.Now.Month,05);
            ViewBag.maxDate = new DateTime(DateTime.Now.Year, DateTime.Now.Month, 27);
            return View();

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