DateTimePicker: pick both date and time


Question

Is it possible to use DateTimePicker (Winforms) to pick both date and time (in the dropdown)? How do you change the custom display of the picked value? Also, is it possible to enable the user to type the date/time manually?

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9/18/2008 3:15:37 PM

Accepted Answer

Set the Format to Custom and then specify the format:

dateTimePicker1.Format = DateTimePickerFormat.Custom;
dateTimePicker1.CustomFormat = "MM/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss";  

or however you want to lay it out. You could then type in directly the date/time. If you use MMM, you'll need to use the numeric value for the month for entry, unless you write some code yourself for that (e.g., 5 results in May)

Don't know about the picker for date and time together. Sounds like a custom control to me.

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12/16/2016 9:51:19 AM

It is best to use two DateTimePickers for the Job One will be the default for the date section and the second DateTimePicker is for the time portion. Format the second DateTimePicker as follows.

      timePortionDateTimePicker.Format = DateTimePickerFormat.Time;
      timePortionDateTimePicker.ShowUpDown = true;

The Two should look like this after you capture them

Two Date Time Pickers

To get the DateTime from both these controls use the following code

DateTime myDate = datePortionDateTimePicker.Value.Date + 
                    timePortionDateTimePicker.Value.TimeOfDay; 

To assign the DateTime to both these controls use the following code

datePortionDateTimePicker.Value  = myDate.Date;  
timePortionDateTimePicker.Value  = myDate.TimeOfDay; 

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