Getting started with .NET MAUI Calendar (SfCalendar)

23 Jan 20246 minutes to read

This section explains how to add the .NET MAUI Calendar control. This section covers only the basic features needed to get started with Syncfusion Calendar.

To get start quickly with our .NET MAUI Calendar, you can check the below video.

Creating an application using the .NET MAUI Calendar

  1. Create a new .NET MAUI application in Visual Studio.

  2. Syncfusion .NET MAUI components are available on To add SfCalendar to your project, open the NuGet package manager in Visual Studio, search for Syncfusion.Maui.Calendar, and then install it.

  3. To initialize the control, import the control namespace Syncfusion.Maui.Calendar in XAML or C# code.

  4. Initialize SfCalendar.

    . . .

    <calendar:SfCalendar />
using Syncfusion.Maui.Calendar;
. . .

public partial class MainPage : ContentPage
    public MainPage()
        SfCalendar calendar = new SfCalendar();
        this.Content = calendar;

Register the handler

The Syncfusion.Maui.Core NuGet is a dependent package for all Syncfusion controls of .NET MAUI. In the MauiProgram.cs file, register the handler for Syncfusion core.

using Syncfusion.Maui.Core.Hosting;
namespace GettingStarted
    public static class MauiProgram
        public static MauiApp CreateMauiApp()
            var builder = MauiApp.CreateBuilder();

            .ConfigureFonts(fonts =>
                fonts.AddFont("OpenSans-Regular.ttf", "OpenSansRegular");
                fonts.AddFont("Segoe-mdl2.ttf", "SegoeMDL2");

            return builder.Build();

Change different calendar views

The .NET MAUI Calendar control provides four different types of views to display dates, and it can be assigned to the control using the View property. By default, the control is assigned to the Month view. Initially, all Calendar views will show the current date.

<calendar:SfCalendar  x:Name="Calendar" 
this.Calendar.View = CalendarView.Month;


Change first day of week

The Calendar control is rendered with Sunday as the first day of the week and it allows customization to change the first day of the week using the FirstDayOfWeek property in month view.

The following code explains how to show the Calendar with Monday as the first day of the week.

<calendar:SfCalendar x:Name="calendar">
        <calendar:CalendarMonthView FirstDayOfWeek="Monday"/>
this.Calendar.MonthView.FirstDayOfWeek = DayOfWeek.Monday;


Date selection

The Calendar allows the user to select a single date, multiple dates, or a range of dates by interaction or programmatic selection. The default selection mode is Single.

The selection details can be obtained by using the SelectionChanged event of the calendar. It returns CalendarSelectionChangedEventArgs, which holds the details about the selected date or range.

The following code explains how to show the Calendar with Multiple as the Selection mode.

<calendar:SfCalendar  x:Name="Calendar" 
this.Calendar.SelectionMode = CalendarSelectionMode.Multiple;


Action buttons

You can display action buttons at the bottom of the calendar by using the ShowActionButtons property of the SfCalendar. It allows you to confirm or cancel the selected date, dates, and range of dates in calendar views of the SfCalendar.

<calendar:SfCalendar x:Name="Calendar" 
this.Calendar.ShowActionButtons = true;

Action buttons in .NET MAUI Calendar.

Today button

The today button can be displayed at the bottom of the calendar using the ShowTodayButton property of the SfCalendar, allowing you to quickly navigate from current view to the today view.

<calendar:SfCalendar x:Name="Calendar" 
this.Calendar.ShowTodayButton = true;

Today button in .NET MAUI Calendar.


You can also explore our .NET MAUI Calendar Example that shows you how to render the Calendar in .NET MAUI.