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I am using a monthCalendar to show year's holidays.
I prefer changing the BackColor of the specified dates but as far as I know its not possible with this control.
when trying to load holiday dates to the BoldedDates using a dynamic array with no success.
this is the code im using:
would love to get any working example.
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This is not possible. There is no built-in way of customizing the way that individual days or dates are displayed on the MonthCalendar control.

You could owner-draw the control, but that's way too much work to justify. This will make you responsible for drawing the entire control yourself. Note that if you choose to go this route, the MonthCalendar control does not raise the Paint event because the base control sets the UserPaint bit to "False". You will have to subclass the control and override its OnPrint method instead.

I can't personally recommend any third-party controls that provide this level of customization, but a quick Google search does appear to turn up a few options:

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/selection/MonthCalendar.aspx
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/selection/MPK_Calendar.aspx
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/datetime/monthcalendar.aspx
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by:Dhaest
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I'm not sure if you can Calendar1_DayRender event..

protected void Calendar1_DayRender(object sender, DayRenderEventArgs e)
    {
        if (! e.Day.IsOtherMonth )
        {
                foreach (DataRow dr in ds.Tables[0].Rows)
                {
                    if ((dr["EventDate"].ToString() != DBNull.Value.ToString()))
                    {
                        DateTime dtEvent= (DateTime)dr["EventDate"];
                        if (dtEvent.Equals(e.Day.Date))
                        {
                            e.Cell.BackColor = Color.PaleVioletRed;
                        }
                    }
                }
        }
//If the month is not CurrentMonth then hide the Dates
        else
        {
                e.Cell.Text = "";
        }
    }
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by:Hagita
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Hi Dhaest, the DayRender event does not exist so its impossible.
 it is very strange since the functionality im looking for is common in other microsoft dev. tools like access etc'.
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by:Hagita
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great sample codes -Thanks!
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