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Calendar.DayNameFormat Property

Gets or sets the name format for days of the week.

Namespace: System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly: System.Web (in system.web.dll)

public DayNameFormat DayNameFormat { get; set; }
/** @property */
public DayNameFormat get_DayNameFormat ()

/** @property */
public void set_DayNameFormat (DayNameFormat value)

public function get DayNameFormat () : DayNameFormat

public function set DayNameFormat (value : DayNameFormat)

Not applicable.

Property Value

One of the DayNameFormat values. The default value is Short.

Exception typeCondition


The specified day name format is not one of the DayNameFormat values.

Use the DayNameFormat property to specify the name format for the days of the week. This property is set with one of the DayNameFormat enumeration values. You can specify whether the days of the week are displayed as the full name, short (abbreviated) name, first letter of the day, or first two letters of the day.

This property applies only if the ShowDayHeader property is set to true.

The day names are based on the server's local settings.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the DayNameFormat property to specify that days of the week are displayed in full.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
    <title>Calendar Example</title>

   <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>Calendar Example</h3>

      <asp:Calendar id="calendar1" runat="server"


<%@ Page Language="C#"%>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title> Calendar DayNameFormat Example </title>
   <form id="form1" runat="server">
     <h3> Calendar DayNameFormat Example </h3>

     <asp:Calendar id="Calendar1"

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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