Customize Cell Appearance

For Angular, AngularJS, and Knockout apps, DevExtreme provides the dxTemplate markup component. The following code shows how to use dxTemplate to define templates for cells.

Angular
HTML
TypeScript
<dx-calendar
    [(value)]="currentDate">
    <span *dxTemplate="let cellData of 'cell'; let i = index"
         [style.font-style]="i == 0 || i == 6 ? 'italic' : 'normal'">
         {{cellData.text}}
    </span>
</dx-calendar>
import { DxCalendarModule } from "devextreme-angular";
// ...
export class AppComponent {
    currentDate: Date = new Date();
}
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        // ...
        DxCalendarModule
    ],
    // ...
})
AngularJS
HTML
JavaScript
<div ng-controller="DemoController">
    <div dx-calendar="{
        cellTemplate: 'cell',
        bindingOptions: {
            value: 'currentDate'
        }
    }" dx-item-alias="cellData">
        <span data-options="dxTemplate: { name: 'cell' }"
              style="font-style: {{$index == 0 || $index == 6 ? 'italic' : 'normal'}}">
              {{cellData.text}}
        </span>
    </div>
</div>
angular.module('DemoApp', ['dx'])
    .controller('DemoController', function DemoController($scope) {
        $scope.currentDate = new Date();
    });
NOTE
The dx-item-alias directive specifies the variable that is used to access the cell object.
Knockout
HTML
JavaScript
<div data-bind="dxCalendar: {
    value: currentDate,
    cellTemplate: 'cell'
}">
    <span data-options="dxTemplate: { name: 'cell' }" data-bind="{
        style: { 'font-style': $index == 0 || $index == 6 ? 'italic' : 'normal' },
        text: text
    }"></span>
</div>
var viewModel = {
    currentDate: ko.observable(new Date())
};

ko.applyBindings(viewModel);

If you use jQuery alone, use DOM manipulation methods to combine the HTML markup for cells. To apply this markup, use the cellTemplate callback function as shown in the following code.

JavaScript
$(function () {
    $("#calendarContainer").dxCalendar({
        value: new Date(),
        cellTemplate: function (cellData, cellIndex, cellElement) {
            var italic = $("<span>").css('font-style', 'italic')
                                    .text(cellData.text);
            var normal = $("<span>").text(cellData.text);
            return (cellIndex == 0 || cellIndex == 6) ? italic : normal;
        }
    });
});

In addition, you can use a 3rd-party template engine to customize widget appearance. For more information, see the 3rd-Party Template Engines article.

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