Configuration

An object defining configuration options for the Calendar widget.

accessKey

Specifies the shortcut key that sets focus on the widget.

Type:

String

Default Value: null

The value of this option will be passed to the accesskey attribute of the HTML element that underlies the widget.

activeStateEnabled

Specifies whether or not the widget changes its state when interacting with a user.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true

This option is used when the widget is displayed on a platform whose guidelines include the active state change for widgets.

cellTemplate

The template to be used for rendering calendar cells.

Type:

template

Function parameters:
itemData:

Object

An object holding data associated with the cell to be rendered.

itemIndex:

Number

The index of the cell to be rendered.

itemElement:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The container of the cell to be rendered.

Return Value:

String

|

DOM Node

|

jQuery

A template name or a template container.

Default Value: 'cell'

The binding context of the template as well as the itemData parameter of a function passed to this option is an object containing the following fields.

  • text
    A text displayed by the cell.

  • date
    A Date object associated with the cell.

  • view
    The name of the current view.

NOTE
A binding context of an item template is the data source object that corresponds to the currently rendered cell. To access another binding context within an item template, use Knockout/AngularJS binding variables.
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dateSerializationFormat

Specifies the date-time value serialization format. Use it only if you do not specify the value at design time.

Type:

String

Default Value: undefined

Without a value, the widget cannot detect its format. In this case, specify the dateSerializationFormat option that supports the following formats:

  • "yyyy-MM-dd" - a local date

  • "yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ss" - local date and time

  • "yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ssZ" - the UTC date and time

  • "yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ssx" - date and time with a timezone

This option applies only if the forceIsoDateParsing field is set to true in the global configuration object.

NOTE
If you are going to change the value using the API, make sure that it has the same format that you specified in this option.

disabled

Specifies whether the widget responds to user interaction.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false

disabledDates

Specifies dates to be disabled.

Type:

Array<Date>

|

function

Function parameters:
data:

Object

Information about the checked date.

Object structure:
component:

Object

The widget's instance.

date:

Date

The currently checked date.

view:

String

The current view.

Return Value:

Boolean

true if the date should be disabled; otherwise false.

Default Value: null

This option accepts an array of dates...

JavaScript
$(function () {
    $("#calendarContainer").dxCalendar({
        // ...
        disabledDates: [ new Date("07/1/2017"),  new Date("07/2/2017"), new Date("07/3/2017") ]
    });
});

... or a function that specifies whether the currently checked date is disabled.

JavaScript
$(function () {
    $("#calendarContainer").dxCalendar({
        disabledDates: function (args) {
            var dayOfWeek = args.date.getDay(),
                month = args.date.getMonth(),
                isWeekend = args.view === "month" && (dayOfWeek === 0 || dayOfWeek === 6 ),
                isMarch = (args.view === "year" || args.view === "month") && month === 2;

            if(isWeekend || isMarch) {
                return true;
            }
        }
    });
});

elementAttr

Specifies the attributes to be attached to the widget's root element.

Type:

Object

Default Value: {}

You can configure this option in an ASP.NET MVC Control as follows:

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Razor VB
@(Html.DevExtreme().WidgetName()
    .ElementAttr("class", "class-name")
    // ===== or =====
    .ElementAttr(new {
        @id = "elementId",
        @class = "class-name"
    })
    // ===== or =====
    .ElementAttr(new Dictionary<string, object>() {
        { "id", "elementId" },
        { "class", "class-name" }
    })

)
@(Html.DevExtreme().WidgetName() _
    .ElementAttr("class", "class-name")
    ' ===== or =====
    .ElementAttr(New With {
        .id = "elementId",
        .class = "class-name"
    })
    ' ===== or =====
    .ElementAttr(New Dictionary(Of String, Object) From {
        { "id", "elementId" },
        { "class", "class-name" }
    })
)

firstDayOfWeek

Specifies the first day of a week.

Type:

Number

Default Value: undefined
Accepted Values: 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

The option can take on a value from 0 to 6.

  • 0 - Sunday
  • 1 - Monday
  • 2 - Tuesday
  • 3 - Wednesday
  • 4 - Thursday
  • 5 - Friday
  • 6 - Saturday

By default, the value provided by the culture settings is used.

When using the widget as an ASP.NET MVC Control, specify this option using the FirstDayOfWeek enum. This enum accepts the following values: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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focusStateEnabled

Specifies whether the widget can be focused using keyboard navigation.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false
Default for generic: true

height

Specifies the widget's height.

Type:

Number

|

String

|

function

Return Value:

Number

|

String

The widget height.

Default Value: undefined

This option accepts a value of one of the following types.

  • Number
    The height of the widget in pixels.

  • String
    A CSS-accepted measurement of height. For example, "55px", "80%", "auto", "inherit".

  • Function
    A function returning either of the above. For example:

    JavaScript
    height: function() {
        return window.innerHeight / 1.5;
    }
NOTE
The widget's minimum height depends on the current theme. If the height option value is less than the minimum height, the widget height is set to the minimum value, ignoring the specified value. Below is a list of minimum calendar sizes depending on the current theme.
  • Generic - 280x270
  • Android - 290x260
  • iOS 260x260
  • Windows- 278x278

hint

Specifies text for a hint that appears when a user pauses on the widget.

Type:

String

Default Value: undefined

hoverStateEnabled

Specifies whether the widget changes its state when a user pauses on it.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true

isValid

Specifies whether the editor's value is valid.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true

In Knockout apps, you may need to inform a user about an error that occurred during the validation of a view model field. For this purpose, set the editor's isValid option to the isValid value of the dxValidator that validates this field. To show an error message, set the editor's validationError option to the dxValidator's validationError value.

JavaScript
var editorValue = ko.observable("").extend({
    dxValidator: {
        validationRules: [{
            type: 'required',
            message: 'Specify this value'
        }]
    }
});
var viewModel = {
    editorOptions: {
        value: editorValue,
        isValid: editorValue.dxValidator.isValid,
        validationError: editorValue.dxValidator.validationError
    }
};

The editor's isValid and validationError options should also be specified when using a custom validation engine. In this instance, the validation result will be displayed for the editor by the means of the DevExtreme Validation UI.

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max

The latest date the widget allows to select.

Type:

Date

|

Number

|

String

Default Value: new Date(3000, 0)

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maxZoomLevel

Specifies the maximum zoom level of the calendar.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'month'
Accepted Values: 'month' | 'year' | 'decade' | 'century'

When using the widget as an ASP.NET MVC Control, specify this option using the CalendarZoomLevel enum. This enum accepts the following values: Month, Year, Decade and Century.

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min

The earliest date the widget allows to select.

Type:

Date

|

Number

|

String

Default Value: new Date(1000, 0)

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minZoomLevel

Specifies the minimum zoom level of the calendar.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'century'
Accepted Values: 'month' | 'year' | 'decade' | 'century'

When using the widget as an ASP.NET MVC Control, specify this option using the CalendarZoomLevel enum. This enum accepts the following values: Month, Year, Decade and Century.

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name

The value to be assigned to the name attribute of the underlying HTML element.

Type:

String

Default Value: ''

Specify this option if the widget lies within an HTML form that will be submitted.

If you configure the widget as an ASP.NET MVC Control, use this option to bind the widget to a model property. If this model property contains Data Annotation validation attributes, you get the client-side validation enabled by default.

onDisposing

A handler for the disposing event. Executed when the widget is removed from the DOM using the remove(), empty(), or html() jQuery methods only.

Type:

function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

Object

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container.

model:

Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

Default Value: null

onInitialized

A handler for the initialized event. Executed only once, after the widget is initialized.

Type:

function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

Object

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container.

Default Value: null

You cannot access elements in the widget because this handler is executed before they are ready. Use the onContentReady handler instead.

onOptionChanged

A handler for the optionChanged event. Executed after an option of the widget is changed.

Type:

function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

Object

name:

String

The option's short name.

fullName:

String

The option's full name.

value: any

The option's new value.

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container.

model:

Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

Default Value: null

onValueChanged

A handler for the valueChanged event.

Type:

function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Provides function parameters.

Object structure:
component:

Object

Provides access to the widget's instance.

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container.

model:

Object

Provides access to the data that is available for binding against the element. Available only in the Knockout approach.

value:

Object

The widget's new value.

previousValue:

Object

The widget's previous value.

jQueryEvent:

jQuery.Event

The jQuery event that caused the handler execution. Deprecated in favor of the event field.

event:

Event (jQuery or dxEvent)

The event that caused the handler execution. It is a dxEvent or a jQuery.Event when you use jQuery.

Default Value: null

Assign a function to perform a custom action when the editor value changes.

readOnly

A Boolean value specifying whether or not the widget is read-only.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false

rtlEnabled

Switches the widget to a right-to-left representation.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false

When this option is set to true, the widget text flows from right to left, and the layout of elements is reversed. To switch the entire application/site to the right-to-left representation, assign true to the rtlEnabled field of the object passed to the DevExpress.config(config) method.

JavaScript
DevExpress.config({
    rtlEnabled: true
});

showTodayButton

Specifies whether or not the widget displays a button that selects the current date.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false

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tabIndex

Specifies the number of the element when the Tab key is used for navigating.

Type:

Number

Default Value: 0

The value of this option will be passed to the tabindex attribute of the HTML element that underlies the widget.

validationError

Holds the object that defines the error that occurred during validation.

Type:

Object

Default Value: undefined

In Knockout apps, you may need to inform a user about an error that occurred during the validation of a view model field. For this purpose, set the editor's isValid option to the isValid value of the dxValidator that validates this field. To show an error message, set the editor's validationError option to the dxValidator's validationError value.

JavaScript
var editorValue = ko.observable("").extend({
    dxValidator: {
        validationRules: [{
            type: 'required',
            message: 'Specify this value'
        }]
    }
});
var viewModel = {
    editorOptions: {
        value: editorValue,
        isValid: editorValue.dxValidator.isValid,
        validationError: editorValue.dxValidator.validationError
    }
};

The editor's isValid and validationError options should also be specified when using a custom validation engine. In this instance, the validation result will be displayed for the editor by the means of the DevExtreme Validation UI.

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validationMessageMode

Specifies how the message about the validation rules that are not satisfied by this editor's value is displayed.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'auto'
Accepted Values: 'auto' | 'always'

The following option values are possible:

  • auto
    The tooltip with the message is displayed when the editor is in focus.
  • always
    The tooltip with the message is not hidden when the editor loses focus.

When using the widget as an ASP.NET MVC Control, specify this option using the ValidationMessageMode enum. This enum accepts the following values: Auto and Always.

value

An object or a value specifying the date and time currently selected in the calendar.

Type:

Date

|

Number

|

String

Default Value: null

You can specify the current widget value using any of the following formats.

  • Date
    Specifies the date directly.

  • Number
    Specifies the date using a timestamp (total milliseconds since 1970/01/01).

  • String
    Specifies the date using a string value. The widget supports the following formats of a date string.

    • 'yyyy-MM-dd' (for example, '2017-03-06')
    • 'yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ss' (for example, '2017-03-27T16:54:48')
    • 'yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ssZ' (for example, '2017-03-27T13:55:41Z')
    • 'yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ssx' (for example, '2017-03-27T16:54:10+03')

If the widget value is changed by an end-user, the new value is saved in the same format as the initial value.

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visible

Specifies whether the widget is visible.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true

width

Specifies the widget's width.

Type:

Number

|

String

|

function

Return Value:

Number

|

String

The widget width.

Default Value: undefined

This option accepts a value of one of the following types.

  • Number
    The width of the widget in pixels.

  • String
    A CSS-accepted measurement of width. For example, "55px", "80%", "auto", "inherit".

  • Function
    A function returning either of the above. For example:

    JavaScript
    width: function() {
        return window.innerWidth / 1.5;
    }
NOTE
The widget has a minimum width that depends on the current theme. If the width option value is less than the minimum width, the widget width is set to the minimum value, ignoring the specified value. Below is a list of minimum calendar sizes depending on the current theme.
  • Generic - 280x270
  • Android - 290x260
  • iOS 260x260
  • Windows- 278x278

zoomLevel

Specifies the current calendar zoom level.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'month'
Accepted Values: 'month' | 'year' | 'decade' | 'century'

Zoom level determines the size of a date range displayed on a single calendar page.

When using the widget as an ASP.NET MVC Control, specify this option using the CalendarZoomLevel enum. This enum accepts the following values: Month, Year, Decade and Century.

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