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Date range selection using MonthCalendar control in vb.net 2005

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I am using the MonthCalendar control on a form trying to allow a user to select either 1 day or a range of days up to 1 week (7 days).  I know how to allow this selection and I believe I can handle it fine, but I cannot figure out how to get the control to display the highlighted range.  

For instance, if I allow a 'MaxSelectionCount=7' and then run the app, the control loads and I try to select a range by dragging from monday to friday.  In doing this, half of Monday is highlighted and half of Friday is Highlighted, but everything in between is a white block.  I have not been able to figure out how to make that whole range highlighted as if I just selected one day.

I assume I should be clicking and dragging to select my range...?

I have seen this posted on other forums, but haven't seen a solution yet and didn't see one when I searched here.

Thanks for the help,

rgn
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Wayne Taylor (webtubbs) earned 125 total points
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Hi rgn2121,

That is how the selecting of multiple dates works. You'll notice the start and end dates are not just half shaded, but also at the top and bottom, which look a bit like brackets. AFAIK, there is no way to avoid this behavior.

Wayne
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Okay, I can't believe I would have to live with that if used, but I guess I will.

Like my info shows, I am not an expert in .net or VB, but when the control is click for dat selection, I assume it is invalidated every time the user highlights another day.  Can this intercepted along with the Paint event so that it could be highlighted correctly?  If that is possible, I am still not sure since there doesn't seem to be a property for the highlighting of the days...

thoughts?
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I suggest staying with the current behavior. Selecting multiple days with a MonthCalendar does not actually select multiple days, but a start and end date.
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Okay...last question.  What should I use for a range selection?  The one with the drop down?
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The one with the dropdown (DateTimePicker) is used for selecting single dates. To select a range of dates, use the MonthCalendar.
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