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Calendar.OnDayRender Method

Raises the DayRender event of the Calendar control and allows you to provide a custom handler for the DayRender event.

[Visual Basic]
Protected Overridable Sub OnDayRender( _
   ByVal cell As TableCell, _
   ByVal day As CalendarDay _
)
[C#]
protected virtual void OnDayRender(
 TableCell cell,
 CalendarDay day
);
[C++]
protected: virtual void OnDayRender(
 TableCell* cell,
 CalendarDay* day
);
[JScript]
protected function OnDayRender(
   cell : TableCell,
 day : CalendarDay
);

Parameters

cell
A TableCell that contains information about the cell to render.
day
A CalendarDay that contains information about the day to render.

Remarks

Although data binding is not supported for the Calendar control, it is possible modify the content and formatting of the individual date cells. Before the Calendar control is displayed on the Web page, it creates and assembles the components that make up the control. The DayRender event is raised when each date cell in Calendar control is created. You can control the contents and formatting of a date cell when it is created by providing code in the event handler for the DayRender event.

The event handler receives a DayRenderEventArgs object that contains event data. The DayRenderEventArgs object contains two properties that you can use to programmatically control the format of the date cell. The Cell property represents the cell being rendered, while the Day property represents the date to render in the cell.

You can also customize the contents of a cell by dynamically adding controls to the Control.Controls collection of the Cell property.

Note   Since the DayRender event is raised while the Calendar control is being rendered, you cannot add a control that can also raise an event, such as LinkButton. You can only add static controls, such as System.Web.UI.LiteralControl, Label, Image, and HyperLink.

Raising an event invokes the event handler through a delegate. For more information, see Raising an Event.

The OnDayRender method also allows derived classes to handle the event without attaching a delegate. This is the preferred technique for handling the event in a derived class.

Notes to Inheritors:  When overriding OnDayRender in a derived class, be sure to call the base class's OnDayRender method so that registered delegates receive the event.

Example

[Visual Basic, C#, JScript] The following example demonstrates how to specify and code a handler for the DayRender event to make the background color of the days in the displayed month yellow. It also demonstrates how to customize the contents of a cell by adding a System.Web.UI.LiteralControl to the cell.

[Visual Basic] 
<%@ Page Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<html>
<head>

   <script language="VB" runat="server">
   
        Sub DayRender(source As Object, e As DayRenderEventArgs)
            
            ' Change the background color of the days in the month
            ' to yellow.
            If Not e.Day.IsOtherMonth And Not e.Day.IsWeekend Then
                e.Cell.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.Yellow
            End If 
            ' Add custom text to cell in the Calendar control.
            If e.Day.Date.Day = 18 Then
                e.Cell.Controls.Add(New LiteralControl(ChrW(60) & "br" & ChrW(62) & "Holiday"))
            End If 
        End Sub 'DayRender 

   </script>
 
</head>
 
<body>
 
   <form runat="server">

      <h3>DayRender Event Example</h3>
 
      <asp:Calendar id="calendar1" 
                    OnDayRender="DayRender"
                    runat="server">

         <WeekendDayStyle BackColor="gray">
         </WeekendDayStyle>

      </asp:Calendar>
                   
   </form>
          
</body>
</html>
   

[C#] 
<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<html>
<head>

   <script language="C#" runat="server">
   
      void DayRender(Object source, DayRenderEventArgs e) 
      {

         // Change the background color of the days in the month
         // to yellow.
         if (!e.Day.IsOtherMonth && !e.Day.IsWeekend)
            e.Cell.BackColor=System.Drawing.Color.Yellow;

         // Add custom text to cell in the Calendar control.
         if (e.Day.Date.Day == 18)
            e.Cell.Controls.Add(new LiteralControl("<br>Holiday"));

      }

   </script>
 
</head>
 
<body>
 
   <form runat="server">

      <h3>DayRender Event Example</h3>
 
      <asp:Calendar id="calendar1" 
                    OnDayRender="DayRender"
                    runat="server">

         <WeekendDayStyle BackColor="gray">
         </WeekendDayStyle>

      </asp:Calendar>
                   
   </form>
          
</body>
</html>
   

[JScript] 
<%@ Page Language="JScript" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<html>
<head>

   <script language="JScript" runat="server">
   
      function DayRender(source : Object, e : DayRenderEventArgs) 
      {

         // Change the background color of the days in the month
         // to yellow.
         if (!e.Day.IsOtherMonth && !e.Day.IsWeekend)
            e.Cell.BackColor=System.Drawing.Color.Yellow;

         // Add custom text to cell in the Calendar control.
         if (e.Day.Date.Day == 18)
            e.Cell.Controls.Add(new LiteralControl("<br>Holiday"));

      }

   </script>
 
</head>
 
<body>
 
   <form runat="server">

      <h3>DayRender Event Example</h3>
 
      <asp:Calendar id="calendar1" 
                    OnDayRender="DayRender"
                    runat="server">

         <WeekendDayStyle BackColor="gray">
         </WeekendDayStyle>

      </asp:Calendar>
                   
   </form>
          
</body>
</html>
   

[Visual Basic] 
<%@ Page Language="VB" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<html>
<head>

   <script runat="server">
   
      Sub DayRender(sender as Object, e As DayRenderEventArgs) 

         ' Change the background color of the days in the month
         ' to yellow.
         If (Not e.Day.IsOtherMonth) And (Not e.Day.IsWeekend) Then
        
            e.Cell.BackColor=System.Drawing.Color.Yellow
         
         End If

         ' Add custom text to cell in the Calendar control.
         If e.Day.Date.Day = 18 Then
         
            e.Cell.Controls.Add(New LiteralControl("<br>Holiday"))
         
         End If

      End Sub

      Sub Page_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)

         ' Manually register the event-handling method for the DayRender  
         ' event of the Calendar control.
         AddHandler Calendar1.DayRender, AddressOf DayRender

      End Sub

   </script>
 
</head>
 
<body>
 
   <form runat="server">

      <h3>Calendar DayRender Example</h3>
 
      <asp:Calendar id="Calendar1" 
                    runat="server">

         <WeekendDayStyle BackColor="gray">
         </WeekendDayStyle>

      </asp:Calendar>
                   
   </form>
          
</body>
</html>
   

[C#] 
<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
<html>
<head>

   <script runat="server">
   
      void DayRender(Object sender, DayRenderEventArgs e) 
      {

         // Change the background color of the days in the month
         // to yellow.
         if (!e.Day.IsOtherMonth && !e.Day.IsWeekend)
         {
            e.Cell.BackColor=System.Drawing.Color.Yellow;
         }

         // Add custom text to cell in the Calendar control.
         if (e.Day.Date.Day == 18)
         {
            e.Cell.Controls.Add(new LiteralControl("<br>Holiday"));
         }

      }

      void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
      {

         // Manually register the event-handling method for the DayRender  
         // event of the Calendar control.
         Calendar1.DayRender += new DayRenderEventHandler(this.DayRender);

      }

   </script>
 
</head>
 
<body>
 
   <form runat="server">

      <h3>Calendar DayRender Example</h3>
 
      <asp:Calendar id="Calendar1" 
                    runat="server">

         <WeekendDayStyle BackColor="gray">
         </WeekendDayStyle>

      </asp:Calendar>
                   
   </form>
          
</body>
</html>
   

[C++] No example is available for C++. To view a Visual Basic, C#, or JScript example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

Requirements

Platforms: Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

See Also

Calendar Class | Calendar Members | System.Web.UI.WebControls Namespace | DayRender | TableCell | CalendarDay

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