DisplayMode Property

Calendar.DisplayMode Property


Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the calendar displays a month, year, or decade.

Namespace:   System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

public CalendarMode DisplayMode { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Controls.CalendarMode

A value that indicates what length of time the Calendar should display.

A Calendar can display a month, a year, or a decade. The following table lists how the user navigates to each mode.




To navigate to Year mode, click the month heading.


To navigate to Decade mode, click the year heading. To navigate to Month mode, click one of the displayed months.


To navigate to Year mode, click one of the displayed years.

Identifier field


Metadata properties set to true


The following example creates a calendar that displays the months in a year and handles the DisplayModeChanged event so that when the user clicks on a month or the year, the calendar does not change its DisplayMode.

Calendar yearCalendar = new Calendar();
yearCalendar.DisplayMode = CalendarMode.Year;
yearCalendar.DisplayModeChanged +=
    new EventHandler<CalendarModeChangedEventArgs>(Calendar_DisplayModeChanged);

// root is a Panel that is defined elswhere.
<Calendar DisplayMode="Year" DisplayModeChanged="Calendar_DisplayModeChanged" />
private void Calendar_DisplayModeChanged(object sender,
                                         CalendarModeChangedEventArgs e)
    Calendar calObj = sender as Calendar;

    calObj.DisplayMode = CalendarMode.Year;

.NET Framework
Available since 4.0
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