February 26, 2017

How to Make an ASP Calendar

ASP.NET has some great features, among them being able to make a calendar. Many frameworks either lack the ability to make a calendar or it is rather complicated. Let’s take a look at just how easy it is to do in ASP.

A basic example, as shown on W3Schools, looks like this:

<form runat="server">
<asp:Calendar runat="server" />

The calendar has numerous ways to customize it. The second example W3Schools shows adds some color to it:

<form runat="server">
<asp:Calendar DayNameFormat="Full" runat="server">
<WeekendDayStyle BackColor="#fafad2" ForeColor="#ff0000" />
<DayHeaderStyle ForeColor="#0000ff" />
<TodayDayStyle BackColor="#00ff00" />

Even rather elaborate calendars can be made. There is an online tutorial that explains how this is done. Unfortunately, the calendar requires Dreamweaver and costs $49.99, as shown here. However, the point is that elaborate calendars can be made in ASP. Hopefully, these few tips can get you started.

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