Set Default value to SharePoint DateTime Control

This SharePoint tutorial explains, how to set a default date to SharePoint DateTime control in SharePoint 2013/2016 using SharePoint Server Object model code. Here we will set the default date as today’s date to the SharePoint DateTime control in SharePoint 2013/2016.

User want to see the default values while pulling out the loan details report with the given start and end date. Where the start date should be today’s date and end date should be “12/31/8888” in a server side WebPart control. When user click on Submit button we should ensure that End date is not less than Start Date.

set default value to datetimepicker
set default value to datetimepicker
set default value to datetimepicker sharepoint 2013
set default value to datetimepicker sharepoint 2013

Solution:
We can implement this in both CSOM and c#.net. Since the requirement is to implement in a server side control. Below is the code snippet to achieve this:

SharePoint Date Control:

<SharePoint:DateTimeControl ID=”cldStartDt” runat=”server” />
<SharePoint:DateTimeControl ID=”cldEndDt” runat=”server” />
<asp:Label ID=”lblMessage” runat=”server” ></asp:Label>

C# code to populate default values:

cldStartDt.SelectedDate = Convert.ToDateTime(DateTime.Today.ToString());
cldEndDt.SelectedDate = Convert.ToDateTime(DateTime.MaxValue.AddYears(-1111).ToString());

“Convert.ToDateTime(DateTime.Today.ToString())” with this we can get today’s date in Date and Time format.
Convert.ToDateTime(DateTime.MaxValue.AddYears(-1111).ToString()) with this we get the end date as “12/31/8888”

Validation to ensure that EndDate is not less than Start Date:

Which the below code snippet we can achieve the validation.
int dtDiff = Convert.ToInt32(endDate.Date.Subtract(Convert.ToDateTime(cldStartDt)).Days);
if(dtDiff>0)
{
lblMessage.Text = “End Date must be greater than Start Date!!”;
}

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