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ASP.NET FREE DATE PICKER CONTROL PROBLEM - "ControlToValidate" property error

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Hi

I downloaded this free asp.net date picker control from http://www.eclipsewebsolutions.com.au/Products/DatePickerControl/tabid/56/Default.aspx

Takes 2 mins to use, however when I use their example with a required field validator I get the following error...

"....Control 'DatePicker1' referenced by the ControlToValidate property of 'RequiredFieldValidator1' cannot be validated....."

Could somebody download the control and see if they get the same error?  
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This will guaratneed happen looking at their source code.

They have two inputs generated and both withing a naming container.  this means that the id of the input is not the id you assign to the id of the control.

Instead the id of the input looks like:
id="dnn_ctr373_XSSmartModule_ctl00_DatePicker1_txtDate"

You could look in your code to see the actual id and send that into the required field validator to get it to work...

Otherwise I don't think this is the best written control for that situation...
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OK Thanks!  Is there a freebie you could recommend?  
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We don't use one that is a pre-wrapped .NET control.  We wrote our own...

Just a javascript date picker added to an asp:textbox works great - then you can use the required field validators, range validaators, type validators, etc all tied to the asp:textbox

Here is one:
http://www.nsftools.com/tips/DatePickerTest.htm
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