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Date time (calendar) control

Updated on November 15, 2021
Applicable to Theme UI-Kit applications

To present a date, time, or both on a form, use the Date time control. You can modify the control features to improve user experience by making date and time selection simple and intuitive. For example, you can choose to display the calendar widget with spinners to make it easier to switch between months and years.

The starting point for your control is the standard, autogenerated control pxDateTime. For more information, see the Pega Community article Make user selection of valid dates easier with Date time control options.

The UI Gallery landing page contains a working example of this element. To display the gallery, in Dev Studio, click ConfigureUser InterfaceGallery UI elements.

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  • Adding a Date time control to a layout

    Add a Date time control to a layout, so that application users will be able to select dates, times, or both. You can configure the calendar control, to adjust it to the users' needs, make data entering easier and reduce possibility of mistakes. For example, you can limit the available dates by disabling weekend days or by restricting the range of dates that are displayed for selection.

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