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

We can implement this in both CSOM and 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);
lblMessage.Text = “End Date must be greater than Start Date!!”;

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Hope this SharePoint tutorial helps to set today’s date to SharePoint date picker using SharePoint 2013/2016 server object model code.

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Krishna Vandanapu

I am Krishna.Vandanapu a SharePoint architect working in IT from last 13+ years, I worked in SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and Office 365. I have extensive hands on experience in customizing SharePoint sites from end to end. Expertise in SharePoint migration tools like Sharegate, Doc Ave and Metalogix. Migrated SharePoint sites from SharePoint 2007 to 2010 and 2010 to 2013 several times seamlessly. Implementing CSOM with Microsoft best practices. Spent quality time in configuring SharePoint application services like User Profile, Search, Managed Meta data services etc. Now exploring SharePoint Framework and SharePoint 2019