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Getting started with ASP.NET MVC DatePicker control

20 Oct 2021 / 2 minutes to read

This section briefly explains how to include simple DatePicker 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 DatePicker control to the Application

DatePicker control can be rendered by using the EJS().DatePicker() 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 DatePicker.

The following example shows a basic DatePicker control.

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

Setting the value within min and max dates

To restrict the selection of date within a specified range, use the min and max properties.

The below example demonstrates the DatePicker to select a date within a range from 5 to 27 in a current month.

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

namespace EJ2CoreSampleBrowser.Controllers
    public class HomeController : Controller
        public ActionResult 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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