Formatting Web Calendar Elements Using Styles
The Calendar control, like all Web server controls, allows you to use styles to specify the appearance of the control, including aspects such as font, color, borders, and so on. For general information about using styles with Web server controls, see Customizing the Appearance of ASP.NET Server Controls Using Styles.
Note Styles are not fully supported in all browsers.
To allow you flexibility in customizing the appearance of the calendar output, the Calendar control supports styles for a number of discrete elements that make up the calendar grid. The following diagram displays a calendar with all optional elements displayed.
The following table describes each of the elements that you can control using styles.
|DayStyle||Days of the current month. Weekends, today, and the selected day can have different styles (see below).|
|DayHeaderStyle||Row above the calendar where the names of the days appear.|
|NextPrevStyle||Sections at the left and right ends of the title bar where the month navigation LinkButtons are.|
|OtherMonthDayStyle||Days from the previous and next month that appear on the current month view.|
|SelectedDayStyle||The day selected by the user.|
|SelectorStyle||The column to the left containing links for selecting a week or the whole month.|
|TitleStyle||Title bar at the top of the calendar containing the month name and month navigation links. If NextPrevStyle is set, it overrides the extreme ends of the title bar.|
To set calendar element styles in the Web Forms Designer
- In Design view, select the Calendar control.
- In the Properties window, locate the style element to set, such as DayStyle, and then expand it to display all style settings.
Tip If you display properties by category, all the style elements appear together under Style.
- Change the style settings you want to change. Many style settings, such as color and border settings, allow you to select settings from a drop-down list.
You can also set style elements at run time in code.
To set calendar element styles programmatically
- Set properties of individual style elements using the following syntax:
Calendar1.StyleName.Property = setting
The following examples illustrate some typical style settings for the Calendar control:
' Visual Basic Calendar1.DayStyle.Font.Size = New FontUnit(10) Calendar1.TitleStyle.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Red // C# Calendar1.DayStyle.Font.Size = new FontUnit(10); Calendar1.TitleStyle.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Red;Note For details about setting properties, see Setting ASP.NET Server Control Properties.