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Guidelines for date pickers

The date picker control provides a standardized way to choose a specific date. The entry point displays the chosen date, and selecting the entry point expands a picker surface for the user to make a selection. The date picker overlays other UI; it doesn't push other UI out of the way.

Is this the right control?

The date picker displays dates on forms or when you need efficient use of space. The date picker is for selecting a single date. For a control that selects a range of dates, see the Calendar date picker.


Example of the date picker control, in expanded state

Selecting the control's entry point expands it vertically from the middle:

Example of the date picker expanding



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