Event Handling in Windows Forms MonthCalendarAdv(Classic)

MonthCalendarAdv triggers events whenever the date is selected and changed. The most widely used events are discussed as follows.

DateCellQueryInfo event

The DateCellQueryInfo event is handled to provide custom formatting for calendar cells.

Members Description
ColIndex Specifies the column index of GridCell.
DateValue Specifies the date value.
RowIndex Specifies the row index of GridCell.
Style Specifies GridStyleInfo object.
Handled Indicates whether the event is handled. It is a bool value.
IsCurrentCell Returns the current cell at run time.
IsOutsideRange Specifies whether the query is outside the range of a month.
EnableHighlightColor Gets or sets the the value to indicate the highlight color of the selected date.

Example

You can use this style parameter to set tooltips for MonthCalendarAdv control as follows. This example uses IsCurrentCell, IsOutsideRange, ColIndex and Handled members.

private void monthCalendarAdv1_DateCellQueryInfo(object sender,DateCellQueryInfoEventArgs e)

{

     //To disable the highlight color of the selected date value

     if (this.monthCalendarAdv1.Value.Date == DateTime.Today)

     { 

         e.EnableHighlightColor = false;

     }



    //Identifies current cell and sets the tooltip text for the calendar

    if (e.IsCurrentCell)

    {

        e.Style.CellTipText = "Syncfusion calendar control";

        e.Style.CellAppearance = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Grid.GridCellAppearance.Flat;

        e.Style.BackColor = Color.LightSteelBlue;

    }



    //Sets Tooltip text for the cells outside range

    else if (e.IsOutsideRange)

        e.Style.CellTipText = "Outside range";

    //Sets Cell Appearance to "Raised" for fourth Column

    else if (e.ColIndex == 4)

        e.Style.CellAppearance = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Grid.GridCellAppearance.Raised; 

    else

    //event is stopped

    e.Handled = false;

}
Private Sub monthCalendarAdv1_DateCellQueryInfo(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e AsDateCellQueryInfoEventArgs)



    If Me.monthCalendarAdv1.Value.Date = DateTime.Today Then

        'To disable the highlight color of the selected date value

        e.EnableHighlightColor = False

    End If



    'Identifies current cell and sets the tooltip text for the calendar

    If e.IsCurrentCell Then

        e.Style.CellTipText = "Syncfusion calendar control"

        e.Style.CellAppearance = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Grid.GridCellAppearance.Flat

        e.Style.BackColor = Color.LightSteelBlue

    'Sets Tooltip text for the cells outside range

    ElseIf e.IsOutsideRange Then

        e.Style.CellTipText = "Outside range"

    'Sets Cell Appearance to "Raised" for fourth Column

    ElseIf e.ColIndex = 4 Then

        e.Style.CellAppearance = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Grid.GridCellAppearance.Raised

    Else

        e.Handled = False

        'event is stopped

    End If

End Sub

NOTE

  • In Fig 1, 18th is identified as the current cell and the tooltip is displayed. Also the background of the current cell is painted with LightSteelBlue.* Edges of the 4th column cells (ColIndex=4), other than the current cell are set to “Raised” and hence shows a raised appearance. * In Fig 2, user tries to query the cells outside the range, i.e inactive month dates and the respective tooltip is displayed.

DateCellQueryInfo event

DateCellQueryInfo event

DateHover event

The DateHover event is handled when mouse hover on the calendar cells and to assign SuperToolTip for calender cells.

 Members Description
ColIndex Specifies the column index of GridCell.
DateValue Specifies the date value.
RowIndex Specifies the row index of GridCell.
Cancel Gets or sets a value indicating whether the event should be canceled.
CellButton Gets the cell button that is the target of the current mouse operation or NULL when the cell itself is the target.
ToolTip Gets or sets the TooltipInfo for the SuperToolTip.
ToolTipStyle Gets or sets the ToolTipStyle of the SuperToolTip.
Model Gets the Calendar model.
//This event triggers once mouse hover on date

this.monthCalendarAdv1.DateHover += new Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.DateHoverEventHandler(monthCalendarAdv1_DateHover);



void monthCalendarAdv1_DateHover(object sender, Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.DateHoverEventArgs e)

{

    e.ToolTip.Body.Text = e.DateValue.ToString();

    e.ToolTipStyle = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.ToolTipStyle.Ballon;

}
AddHandler monthCalendarAdv1.DateHover, AddressOf monthCalendarAdv1_DateHover



'This event triggers once mouse hover on date

Private Sub monthCalendarAdv1_DateHover(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.DateHoverEventArgs)

e.ToolTip.Body.Text = e.DateValue.ToString()

e.ToolTipStyle = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.ToolTipStyle.Ballon

End Sub

The following screenshot illustrates the SuperToolTip when mouse hover on the respective date value by using DateHover event.

DateHover event