Getting Started with ASP.NET MVC TimePicker Control

12 May 20224 minutes to read

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


System requirements for ASP.NET MVC controls

Create ASP.NET MVC application with HTML helper

Install ASP.NET MVC package in the application

Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC controls are available in Refer to NuGet packages topic to learn more about installing NuGet packages in various OS environments. To add ASP.NET MVC 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.MVC5 and then install it.

The Syncfusion.EJ2.MVC5 NuGet package has dependencies, Newtonsoft.Json for JSON serialization and Syncfusion.Licensing for validating Syncfusion license key.

If you create ASP.NET MVC application with MVC4 package, search for Syncfusion.EJ2.MVC4 and then install it.

Add namespace

Add Syncfusion.EJ2 namespace reference in Web.config under Views folder.

    <add namespace="Syncfusion.EJ2"/>

Add style sheet

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

    <!-- Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC controls styles -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="" />

Add script reference

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

    <!-- Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC controls scripts -->
    <script src=""></script>

Register Syncfusion Script Manager

Open ~/Views/Shared/_Layout.cshtml page and register the script manager EJS().ScriptManager() at the end of <body> in the ASP.NET MVC application as follows.

    <!-- Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC Script Manager -->

Add ASP.NET MVC TimePicker control

Now, add the Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC TimePicker control in ~/Views/Home/Index.cshtml page.


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

ASP.NET MVC 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.

public ActionResult Index()
    ViewBag.minVal = new DateTime(2022, 05, 07, 1, 00, 00);
    ViewBag.maxVal = new DateTime(2022, 05, 07, 11, 00, 00);
    ViewBag.value = new DateTime(2022, 05, 07, 4, 00, 00);
    return View();

ASP.NET MVC TimePicker with Minimum and Maximum Values

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.


ASP.NET MVC TimePicker with Time Format

View Sample in GitHub.

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