how to capture date/time using asp.net "out of box" controls

Posted on 2011-05-12
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a web form that requires the user to enter a date and time.

The closest I can find for this functionality is:
 - calendar control with the  AJAXControlToolkit CalendarExender for the date
 - textbox with Ajaxcontroltoolkit  maskededitextender (where MaskType="Time")
-  3 ddls: one for hour, one for minute, one for seconds

Here is the part that makes this challenging: I don't want to use a 3rd party control like Peterblum.

Can anyone share their magic for how to capture date and time using "out of the box" web controls?  

Thank you so much for helping!
Question by:ToolTimeGang
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hmmm... i'm not sure i understand your question... if you use the Calendar, then you get the date without problems in the back-end... and for the time, if you have a known interval
(Example: spans of 15 minutes: 12:00, 12:15, 12:30, 12:45, 1:00, etc)
then all you need to do is setup a drop-down with a loop to populate it, and you're done.

Author Comment

ID: 35746385
Yes.  That is correct.  I was wondering however if I could capture the date/time using just one control.  I'm thinking that is not possible however.

So I am on the right track then hey?  (thx for getting back to me so quickly!)

I'm thinking this might be a good candidate for a user control!
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MaxOvrdrv2 earned 1000 total points
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yeah if you want to do both in one control, override the calendar control / make your own user control with both of these in it. there's no inherent control in ASP.Net to capture both the date and time in one.
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gery128 earned 1000 total points
ID: 35746410
Are you open to use jQuery ?

You can have a look here:

Author Comment

ID: 35746471
MaxOvrdrv2:  Thank you again!

qery128: yes!  not using jQuery yet, but this is a great way to get going on it.  I really like the example.
thank you for sharing.

I will split the points between both of you.

thanks again for helping.  I am trying to get my skillset updated from 1.1 to 4.0.  Lots to learn.  I am very thankful I have Experts to guide me in that transition.


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Glad to help :)

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