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DateEdit Class

A date editor with a dropdown calendar.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpf.Editors

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpf.Core.v24.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Wpf.Core


public class DateEdit :


The DateEdit‘s drop-down window displays a single-month calendar that allows end users to select dates, and navigate through months and years. Use a drop-down editor to select a date, or enter the date into the text box to change the editor’s edit value.



The DateEdit class inherits its features from the PopupBaseEdit class.

Refer to the PopupBaseEdit class description for information on derived features and API.

Create a DateEdit

Drag the DateEdit component from the Toolbox to add a standalone DateEdit to a Window.

The following sample creates a DateEdit with XAML markup:

<Window ...

Run Demo: DateEdit

Editor Value

Use the DateEdit.DateTime (and the editor’s BaseEdit.EditValue) property to specify the selected date. When you change the property, the BaseEdit.EditValueChanged event is raised. You can specify the minimum and maximum allowed dates with the DateEdit.MinValue and DateEdit.MaxValue properties.


Use the editor’s BaseEdit.EditValue property to get or set the editor value instead of the DateEdit.DateTime property when you need to set the editor value to null or validate the editor value.

View Example: Disable Dates in the Drop-down Calendar

DateEdit Modes

The DateEdit supports the following operation modes:


A standard calendar date editor.

Settings object: DateEditCalendarStyleSettings

date edit calendar

Date Navigator (Outlook-Inspired)

An Outlook-inspired calendar date editor. This is the default mode.

Settings object: DateEditNavigatorStyleSettings

date edit default

Date Picker

A date picker inspired by Windows Store applications. In this mode, you can specify steps between hours, minutes, and seconds to limit the value that a user can pick.

Settings object: DateEditPickerStyleSettings

date picker style

Time Editor

A date edit with a time picker.

Settings object: DateEditTimePickerStyleSettings

date edit with time picker

Date and Time Editor

A date edit with an Outlook-inspired calendar and a time picker.

Settings object: DateEditNavigatorWithTimePickerStyleSettings

date edit with calendar and time picker

Each DateEdit Mode has a predefined drop-down button glyph. Use the DateEditStyleSettingsBase.GlyphKind property to choose a drop-down button glyph.


The Date, DateAndTime, and Time predefined button glyphs are available only in the following themes:

The Arrow predefined button glyph is available in all DevExpress Themes.

Calendar Appearance

You can use the following properties to specify whether the element is displayed in the popup calendar:

Item Property
Clear Button ShowClearButton
Today Button ShowToday
Week Numbers ShowWeekNumbers
Predefined Date DefaultDateTime

The DateEdit component contains the DateNavigator control in its popup. Follow the steps below to modify the calendar appearance and behavior:

  1. Create a template with the DateNavigator object.
  2. Use date navigator API to specify its settings (for example, the DateNavigator.Appearance property).
  3. Assign the template to the PopupContentTemplate property.
        <dxe:DateNavigator IsMultiSelect="False">
                        <dxe:DateNavigatorStateAppearance Background="Red" CornerRadius="5"/>
                        <dxe:DateNavigatorStateAppearance Background="Green"/>

You can also handle the DateNavigator.RequestCellAppearance event to customize date navigator appearance at runtime.

Optimized for In-Place Editing

You can use the DateEdit control as an in-place editor nested in a container control. Use the DateEditSettings class to embed a DateEdit into a container control.

Refer to the Assign Editors to Cells topic for more information.

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