NealR NealR - 6 months ago 22
Javascript Question

Remove time from ASP MVC @Html.TextBoxFor Control using jQuery datepicker

How do I prevent the time from showing up when using the jQuery

.datepicker()
? Below is the section of the model for the two attributes (date taken and expiration date)

[DisplayFormat(ApplyFormatInEditMode = true, DataFormatString = "{0:d}")]
[DisplayName("Expiration Date")]
public string ExpirationDate { get; set; }

[DisplayFormat(ApplyFormatInEditMode = true, DataFormatString = "{0:d}")]
[DisplayName("Date Taken")]
public string DateTaken { get; set; }


This works fine using the
@Html.EditorFor
control on the view I'm working on. However, when I change that control from this:

@Html.EditorFor(model => model.DateTaken)


to this:

@Html.TextBoxFor(m => m.DateTaken, new { id = "dtkn" })


in order to get this to work (label which control has the
datepicker
applied to it):

<script>
$(function () {
$("#dtkn").datepicker('setDate');
$("#exp").datepicker('setDate');
});

$.datepicker.setDefaults({
buttonImageOnly: true,
buttonImage: '<%=Url.Content("~/Content/images/magnify.gif") %>',
defaultDate: -1,
gotoCurrent: true,
prevText: "<< Prev",
nextText: "Next >>"
});
</script>


suddenly the time begins to show up. Any suggestions?

EDIT

I have tried the following formats and none will work:

$("#dtkn").datepicker({ dateFormat: 'dd-mm-yy' }).val();
$("#dtkn").datepicker({ dateFormat: 'yy-mm-dd' });
$("#dtkn").datepicker('getDate').format('yyyyMMdd');


and this:

$("#dtkn").datepicker('getDate').datepicker('dd/mm/yy');
$('#dtkn').datepicker('option', { dateFormat: 'd MM y' });


Here is the error I'm seeing the Chrome debugging console:

Uncaught TypeError: Cannot call method 'datepicker' of null

Answer

By using @Html.TextBox as opposed to @Html.TextBoxFor I was able to find an overload that works.

@Html.TextBox("DateTaken", Model.DateTaken.ToString("MM/dd/yyyy"), new { id = "dtkn" })
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