NealR NealR - 5 months ago 14
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

? 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
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
applied to it):

$(function () {

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

suddenly the time begins to show up. Any suggestions?


I have tried the following formats and none will work:

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

and this:

$('#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


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" })