UI customization in WinUI Calendar Date Picker (SfCalendarDatePicker)

25 May 202224 minutes to read

This section describes how to select a date from drop-down calendar and the customization options in the SfCalendarDatePicker control.

Hide clear button in textbox

By default, the clear button X will be displayed in the textbox of the SfCalendarDatePicker control, which can be used to clear the entered input. You can hide the clear button in the Calendar Date Picker control using the ShowClearButton property. The default value of ShowClearButton property value is true.

<calendar:SfCalendarDatePicker x:Name="sfCalendarDatePicker"
                               ShowClearButton="False">
</calendar:SfCalendarDatePicker>
SfCalendarDatePicker sfCalendarDatePicker = new SfCalendarDatePicker();
sfCalendarDatePicker.ShowClearButton = false;

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Change drop-down alignment

You can change the alignment of the drop-down calendar as full, center, left, right, top, or bottom edge by using the DropDownPlacement property. The default value of DropDownPlacement property is Auto.

NOTE

If you change the drop-down alignment by using the DropDownPlacement property and there is not sufficient space, then Calendar Date Picker smartly shifts the drop-down calendar alignment.

<calendar:SfCalendarDatePicker x:Name="sfCalendarDatePicker"
                               DropDownPlacement="Right">
</calendar:SfCalendarDatePicker>
SfCalendarDatePicker sfCalendarDatePicker = new SfCalendarDatePicker();
sfCalendarDatePicker.DropDownPlacement = FlyoutPlacementMode.Right;

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NOTE

Download demo application from GitHub.

Change drop-down size

You can change the size of drop-down calendar by using DropDownWidth and DropDownHeight properties. The default value of DropDownHeight and DropDownWidth properties is NaN.

<calendar:SfCalendarDatePicker x:Name="sfCalendarDatePicker"
                               DropDownWidth="400"
                               DropDownHeight="500">
</calendar:SfCalendarDatePicker>
SfCalendarDatePicker sfCalendarDatePicker = new SfCalendarDatePicker();
sfCalendarDatePicker.DropDownWidth = 400;
sfCalendarDatePicker.DropDownHeight = 500;

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NOTE

Download demo application from GitHub.

Hide days that is out of scope

You can hide the days that are out of scope of the current view in the drop-down calendar by setting the OutOfScopeVisibility property value as Hidden. The default value of OutOfScopeVisibility property is set to Enabled.

<calendar:SfCalendarDatePicker x:Name="sfCalendarDatePicker"
                               OutOfScopeVisibility="Hidden">
</calendar:SfCalendarDatePicker>
SfCalendarDatePicker sfCalendarDatePicker = new SfCalendarDatePicker();
sfCalendarDatePicker.OutOfScopeVisibility = OutOfScopeVisibility.Hidden;

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NOTE

Download demo application from GitHub.

Customize individual items in calendar

You can change the UI of specific cells in the Calendar Date Picker drop-down calendar by using the AttachedFlyout and DropDownFlyout properties.

  1. Create a EventDataConverter class and set the special dates for specific events.
public class EventDataConverter : IValueConverter
{
    Dictionary<DateTimeOffset, string> SpecialDates;
    public EventDataConverter()
    {
        SpecialDates = new Dictionary<DateTimeOffset, string>();
        SpecialDates.Add(DateTimeOffset.Now.AddMonths(-1).AddDays(1), "SingleEvent_1");
        SpecialDates.Add(DateTimeOffset.Now.AddMonths(-1).AddDays(5), "DoubleEvent_1");
        SpecialDates.Add(DateTimeOffset.Now.AddMonths(-1).AddDays(-2), "TripleEvent_2");
        SpecialDates.Add(DateTimeOffset.Now.AddDays(1), "TripleEvent_1");
        SpecialDates.Add(DateTimeOffset.Now.AddDays(5), "SingleEvent_2");
        SpecialDates.Add(DateTimeOffset.Now.AddDays(7), "DoubleEvent_2");
        SpecialDates.Add(DateTimeOffset.Now.AddDays(9), "SingleEvent_1");
        SpecialDates.Add(DateTimeOffset.Now.AddDays(12), "TripleEvent_2");
        SpecialDates.Add(DateTimeOffset.Now.AddDays(-4), "DoubleEvent_1");
        SpecialDates.Add(DateTimeOffset.Now.AddMonths(1).AddDays(1), "DoubleEvent_3");
        SpecialDates.Add(DateTimeOffset.Now.AddMonths(1).AddDays(3), "SingleEvent_2");
        SpecialDates.Add(DateTimeOffset.Now.AddMonths(1).AddDays(-5), "DoubleEvent_2");
    }
    public object Convert(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, string language)
    {
        DateTimeOffset dateTimeOffset = SpecialDates.Keys.FirstOrDefault(x => x.Date == (DateTime)value);

        if (dateTimeOffset != DateTimeOffset.MinValue)
        {
            string template = SpecialDates[dateTimeOffset];
            StackPanel stackPanel;
            switch (template)
            {
                case "SingleEvent_1":
                    return new List<Brush>() { new SolidColorBrush(Colors.DeepPink) };
                case "SingleEvent_2":
                    return new List<Brush>() { new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Cyan) };
                case "DoubleEvent_1":
                    return new List<Brush>() { new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Violet), new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Orange) };
                case "DoubleEvent_2":
                    return new List<Brush>() { new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Gold), new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Green) };
                case "DoubleEvent_3":
                    return new List<Brush>() { new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Brown), new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Blue) };
                case "TripleEvent_1":
                    return new List<Brush>() { new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Green), new SolidColorBrush(Colors.DeepSkyBlue), new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Orange) };
                case "TripleEvent_2":
                    return new List<Brush>() { new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Red), new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Green), new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Gold) };
            }
        }
        return null;
    }

    public object ConvertBack(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, string language)
    {
        return null;
    }
}
  1. Create a DataTemplate to customize the date cells of calendar. Now, add the Calendar control inside the FlyoutBase.AttachedFlyout property and DropDownFlyout control.
<Grid>
<Grid.Resources>
    <local:EventDataConverter x:Key="EventDataConverterKey" />
    <DataTemplate x:Key="customTemplate">
        <ItemsControl ItemsSource="{Binding Path=Date, Converter={StaticResource EventDataConverterKey}}">
            <ItemsControl.ItemTemplate>
                <DataTemplate >
                    <Ellipse MinHeight="4" MinWidth="4" Margin="2" Fill="{Binding}"/>
                </DataTemplate>
            </ItemsControl.ItemTemplate>
            <ItemsControl.ItemsPanel>
                <ItemsPanelTemplate>
                    <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal"/>
                </ItemsPanelTemplate>
            </ItemsControl.ItemsPanel>
        </ItemsControl>
    </DataTemplate>
</Grid.Resources>
    <calendar:SfCalendarDatePicker
                        x:Name="calendarDatePicker"
                        MinWidth="180"
                        HorizontalAlignment="Center"
                        VerticalAlignment="Top">
        <FlyoutBase.AttachedFlyout>
            <editors:DropDownFlyout>
                <calendar:SfCalendar SelectedDate="{x:Bind calendarDatePicker.SelectedDate, Mode=TwoWay}" >
                    <calendar:SfCalendar.Resources>
                        <ResourceDictionary>
                            <!--  Resources and color keys for Calendar Control  -->
                            <SolidColorBrush x:Key="SyncfusionCalendarItemOutOfScopeForeground"
                                                 Color="SlateGray" Opacity="0.5" />
                            <SolidColorBrush x:Key="SyncfusionCalendarWeekItemForeground"
                                                 Color="{ThemeResource SystemBaseMediumLowColor}" />
                            <x:Double x:Key="SyncfusionSubtitleAltFontSize">16</x:Double>
                            <Thickness x:Key="SyncfusionCalendarItemMargin">1</Thickness>
                            <x:Double x:Key="SyncfusionBodyFontSize">13</x:Double>

                            <Style TargetType="calendar:CalendarItem">
                                <Setter Property="CornerRadius" Value="14"/>
                                <Setter Property="HorizontalContentAlignment" Value="Stretch"/>
                                <Setter Property="VerticalContentAlignment" Value="Stretch"/>
                                <Setter Property="ContentTemplate">
                                    <Setter.Value>
                                        <DataTemplate>
                                            <Grid MinWidth="40" MinHeight="40">
                                                <ContentControl
                                                        HorizontalAlignment="Center"
                                                        VerticalAlignment="Center"
                                                        Margin="2"
                                                        Content="{Binding DisplayText}"/>
                                                <ContentControl
                                                        Margin="3"
                                                        HorizontalAlignment="Center"
                                                        VerticalAlignment="Bottom"
                                                        Content="{Binding Date}"
                                                        ContentTemplate="{StaticResource customTemplate}"
                                                       />
                                            </Grid>
                                        </DataTemplate>
                                    </Setter.Value>
                                </Setter>
                            </Style>
                        </ResourceDictionary>
                    </calendar:SfCalendar.Resources>
                </calendar:SfCalendar>
            </editors:DropDownFlyout>
        </FlyoutBase.AttachedFlyout>
    </calendar:SfCalendarDatePicker>
</Grid>

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NOTE

Download demo application from GitHub.

Customize using theme keys

You can customize the colors of day names and headers of month, year, decade, and century by changing the theme keys values in a ResourceDictionary used in the Calendar control and by using the AttachedFlyout and DropDownFlyout properties.

Name of the key Description
SyncfusionCalendarNavigationButtonForeground Key to change the color of calendar navigation button foreground color.
SyncfusionCalendarWeekItemForeground Key to change the color of calendar week days name foreground color.
SyncfusionCalendarTodayItemForeground Key to change the color of calendar today date foreground color.
SyncfusionCalendarItemBackground Key to change the color of calendar date cells background color except today date cell.
SyncfusionCalendarItemBorderBrush Key to change the color of calendar date cells border brush.
SyncfusionCalendarTodayItemBackground Key to change the color of calendar today date cell background color
SyncfusionCalendarTodayItemBorderBrush Key to change the color of calendar today date cell border brush.
SyncfusionCalendarItemOutOfScopeForeground Key to change the color of calendar date cells foreground color which are out of scope.
SyncfusionCalendarItemMargin Key to change the margin of calendar item.
SyncfusionSubtitleAltFontSize Key to change the font size of calendar header region.
SyncfusionBodyFontSize Key to change the font size of calendar items region.
<calendar:SfCalendarDatePicker
                        x:Name="calendarDatePicker"
                        MinWidth="180"
                        HorizontalAlignment="Center"
                        VerticalAlignment="Top">
        <FlyoutBase.AttachedFlyout>
            <editors:DropDownFlyout>
                <calendar:SfCalendar SelectedDate="{x:Bind calendarDatePicker.SelectedDate, Mode=TwoWay}" >
                <calendar:SfCalendar.Resources>
                    <ResourceDictionary>
                        <SolidColorBrush x:Key="SyncfusionCalendarNavigationButtonForeground"
                                                     Color="#FF248D92" />
                        <SolidColorBrush x:Key="SyncfusionCalendarWeekItemForeground"
                                                     Color="#FF248D92" />
                        <SolidColorBrush x:Key="SyncfusionCalendarTodayItemForeground"
                                                     Color="{ThemeResource SystemBaseHighColor}" />
                        <SolidColorBrush x:Key="SyncfusionCalendarItemBackground"
                                                     Color="{ThemeResource SystemListLowColor}" />
                        <SolidColorBrush x:Key="SyncfusionCalendarItemBorderBrush"
                                                     Color="{ThemeResource SystemListLowColor}"/>
                        <SolidColorBrush x:Key="SyncfusionCalendarTodayItemBackground"
                                                     Color="#FF9BC5ED" />
                        <SolidColorBrush x:Key="SyncfusionCalendarTodayItemBorderBrush"
                                                     Color="#FF9BC5ED" />
                        <SolidColorBrush x:Key="SyncfusionCalendarItemOutOfScopeForeground"
                                                     Color="SlateGray " Opacity="0.5" />
                        <Thickness x:Key="SyncfusionCalendarItemMargin">1</Thickness>
                        <x:Double x:Key="SyncfusionBodyFontSize">13</x:Double>
                        <FontFamily x:Key="SyncfusionControlThemeFontFamily">SimSun</FontFamily>
                        <x:Double x:Key="SyncfusionSubtitleAltFontSize">16</x:Double>
                        <Style TargetType="calendar:CalendarItem">
                            <Setter Property="CornerRadius" Value="5"/>
                            <Setter Property="HorizontalContentAlignment" Value="Stretch"/>
                            <Setter Property="VerticalContentAlignment" Value="Stretch"/>
                            <Setter Property="ContentTemplate">
                                <Setter.Value>
                                    <DataTemplate>
                                        <Grid MinWidth="40" MinHeight="40">
                                            <ContentControl
                                                            HorizontalAlignment="Center"
                                                            VerticalAlignment="Center"
                                                            Margin="3"
                                                            Content="{Binding DisplayText}"/>
                                        </Grid>
                                    </DataTemplate>
                                </Setter.Value>
                            </Setter>
                        </Style>
                    </ResourceDictionary>
                </calendar:SfCalendar.Resources>
            </calendar:SfCalendar>
        </editor:DropDownFlyout>
    </FlyoutBase.AttachedFlyout>
</calendar:SfCalendarDatePicker>

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NOTE

Download demo application from GitHub.