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When you put an Ajax Calendar Extender inside of a GridView you will see the calendar without any styling on it meaning the calendar will show only the dates overlapping with other items on your form. Sometimes some dates might even be missing. See the sample appearances below.

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This happens because the style sheets are not loaded at the correct time due to a bug in toolkit, there are several ways to fix this.

One is to add another calendar extender outside of the update panel and keep it hidden.

Another is to disable partial rendering in the script manager. But this will slow down your site reducing the benefits gained from AJAX.

  1. <asp:ScriptManager ID="ScriptManager1" EnablePartialRendering="false" runat="server">
  2. </asp:ScriptManager>

My chosen method is to add the styles manually to the style sheet. To move forward this way simply copy the following styles which are used by the calendar extender to your style sheet.

  1. .ajax__calendar_container {padding:4px;cursor:default;width:170px;font-size:11px;text-align:center;font-family:tahoma,verdana,helvetica;}
  2. .ajax__calendar_body {height:139px;width:170px;position:relative;overflow:hidden;margin:auto;}
  3. .ajax__calendar_days, .ajax__calendar_months, .ajax__calendar_years {top:0px;left:0px;height:139px;width:170px;position:absolute;text-align:center;margin:auto;}
  4. .ajax__calendar_container TABLE {padding:0px;margin:0px;font-size:11px;}
  5. .ajax__calendar_container TD {padding:0px;margin:0px;font-size:11px;}
  6. .ajax__calendar_header {height:20px;width:100%;}
  7. .ajax__calendar_prev {cursor:pointer;width:15px;height:15px;float:left;background-repeat:no-repeat;background-position:50% 50%;background-image:url(../images/arrow-left.gif);}
  8. .ajax__calendar_next {cursor:pointer;width:15px;height:15px;float:right;background-repeat:no-repeat;background-position:50% 50%;background-image:url(../images/arrow-right.gif);}
  9. .ajax__calendar_title {cursor:pointer;font-weight:bold; margin-left:15px; margin-right:15px;}
  10. .ajax__calendar_footer {height:15px;}
  11. .ajax__calendar_today {cursor:pointer;padding-top:3px;}
  12. .ajax__calendar_dayname {height:17px;width:17px;text-align:right;padding:0 2px;}
  13. .ajax__calendar_day {height:17px;width:18px;text-align:right;padding:0 2px;cursor:pointer;}
  14. .ajax__calendar_month {height:44px;width:40px;text-align:center;cursor:pointer;overflow:hidden;}
  15. .ajax__calendar_year {height:44px;width:40px;text-align:center;cursor:pointer;overflow:hidden;}
  16.  
  17. .ajax__calendar .ajax__calendar_container {border:1px solid #646464;background-color:#ffffff;color:#000000;}
  18. .ajax__calendar .ajax__calendar_footer {border-top:1px solid #f5f5f5;}
  19. .ajax__calendar .ajax__calendar_dayname {border-bottom:1px solid #f5f5f5;}
  20. .ajax__calendar .ajax__calendar_day {border:1px solid #ffffff;}
  21. .ajax__calendar .ajax__calendar_month {border:1px solid #ffffff;}
  22. .ajax__calendar .ajax__calendar_year {border:1px solid #ffffff;}
  23.  
  24. .ajax__calendar .ajax__calendar_active .ajax__calendar_day {background-color:#edf9ff;border-color:#0066cc;color:#0066cc;}
  25. .ajax__calendar .ajax__calendar_active .ajax__calendar_month {background-color:#edf9ff;border-color:#0066cc;color:#0066cc;}
  26. .ajax__calendar .ajax__calendar_active .ajax__calendar_year {background-color:#edf9ff;border-color:#0066cc;color:#0066cc;}
  27.  
  28. .ajax__calendar .ajax__calendar_today .ajax__calendar_day {border-color:#0066cc;}
  29. .ajax__calendar .ajax__calendar_today .ajax__calendar_month {border-color:#0066cc;}
  30. .ajax__calendar .ajax__calendar_today .ajax__calendar_year {border-color:#0066cc;}
  31.  
  32. .ajax__calendar .ajax__calendar_other .ajax__calendar_day {background-color:#ffffff;border-color:#ffffff;color:#646464;}
  33. .ajax__calendar .ajax__calendar_other .ajax__calendar_year {background-color:#ffffff;border-color:#ffffff;color:#646464;}
  34.  
  35. .ajax__calendar .ajax__calendar_hover .ajax__calendar_day {background-color:#edf9ff;border-color:#daf2fc;color:#0066cc;}
  36. .ajax__calendar .ajax__calendar_hover .ajax__calendar_month {background-color:#edf9ff;border-color:#daf2fc;color:#0066cc;}
  37. .ajax__calendar .ajax__calendar_hover .ajax__calendar_year {background-color:#edf9ff;border-color:#daf2fc;color:#0066cc;}
  38.  
  39. .ajax__calendar .ajax__calendar_hover .ajax__calendar_title {color:#0066cc;}
  40. .ajax__calendar .ajax__calendar_hover .ajax__calendar_today {color:#0066cc;}
  41.  
  42. /* styles for invalid dates as defined by startDate and endDate*/
  43. .ajax__calendar .ajax__calendar_invalid .ajax__calendar_day {background-color:#ffffff;border-color:#ffffff; color:#646464; text-decoration:line-through; cursor:default;}
  44. .ajax__calendar .ajax__calendar_invalid .ajax__calendar_month {background-color:#ffffff;border-color:#ffffff; color:#646464; text-decoration:line-through; cursor:default;}
  45. .ajax__calendar .ajax__calendar_invalid .ajax__calendar_year {background-color:#ffffff;border-color:#ffffff; color:#646464; text-decoration:line-through; cursor:default;}
  46.   .ajax__calendar .ajax__calendar_invalid .ajax__calendar_today{visibility:hidden; cursor:default;}

Note that the above CSS uses the “arrow-left.gif” and “arrow-right.gif” for the previous and next buttons. If you want, you can use any other image which suits you. In case you need the originals they are below. To correctly show the previous and next buttons you need to place these images on to the “Images” folder under your project. If the folder is different in your project please change the image paths in the above CSS.

  • arrow-left.gif – arrow-left
  • arrow-right.gif – arrow-right

After doing all this remember to link the style sheet to your web page.

  1. <link href="Styles/Site.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

If you have done everything correctly your calendar will be shown properly while residing inside of the grid.

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Creating Rounded Corners

Posted: June 17, 2010 in CSS, Web
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When designing web sites it always looks nicer if you could round the sharp corners, for example see below, what looks nicer to you?

Sharp Corners

Rounded Corners

My feeling is the rounded corners are better looking than the normal one. But the problem is, there is no easy way to create this. You need some Cascade Style Sheet (CSS) knowledge to do this. The easy way to round the required corners is to use the following code.

  1. <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"&gt;
  2. <head runat="server">
  3.     <title></title>
  4.     <style type="text/css">
  5.         .CornerTopLeft
  6.         {
  7.             float: right;
  8.             width: 100%;
  9.             margin-top: 10px;
  10.             background: url(../Images/TopLeft.png) 0 0 no-repeat rgb(237,28,36);
  11.             border: 1px double #f1f1f1;
  12.         }
  13.         .CornerTopRight
  14.         {
  15.             float: right;
  16.             width: 100%;
  17.             background: url(../Images/TopRight.png) 100% 0 no-repeat;
  18.         }
  19.         .CornerBottomLeft
  20.         {
  21.             float: right;
  22.             width: 100%;
  23.             background: url(../Images/BottomLeft.png) 0 100% no-repeat;
  24.             height: 100%;
  25.         }
  26.         .CornerBottomRight
  27.         {
  28.             float: right;
  29.             width: 100%;
  30.             background: url(../Images/BottomRight.png) 100% 100% no-repeat;
  31.         }
  32.         div#Content
  33.         {
  34.             margin: 15px;
  35.         }
  36.     </style>
  37. </head>
  38. <body bgcolor="rgb(232,232,232)">
  39.     <form id="form1" runat="server">
  40.     <div class="CornerTopLeft">
  41.         <div class="CornerTopRight">
  42.             <div class="CornerBottomLeft">
  43.                 <div class="CornerBottomRight">
  44.                     <div id="Content">
  45.                         Your content here…..
  46.                         <asp:TextBox ID="TextBox1" runat="server"></asp:TextBox>
  47.                         <asp:Button ID="Button1" runat="server" Text="Button" />
  48.                     </div>
  49.                 </div>
  50.             </div>
  51.         </div>
  52.     </div>
  53.     </form>
  54. </body>
  55. </html>

The above code is self explanatory so I didn’t put any comments there. To make it work you need the following 4 images placed on your Images directory.

TopLeft.png –

TopRight.png –

BottomLeft.png –

BottomRight.png –

If I am to explain the code, the corners are curved by using 4 different DIVs and placing the above images on them. For example the following DIVs does the trick.

<div class="CornerTopLeft">
<div class="CornerTopRight">
<div class="CornerBottomLeft">
<div class="CornerBottomRight">

  1. <div class="CornerTopLeft">
  2.         <div class="CornerTopRight">
  3.             <div class="CornerBottomLeft">
  4.                 <div class="CornerBottomRight">
  5.                     <div id="Content">
  6.                         Your content here…..
  7.                         <asp:TextBox ID="TextBox1" runat="server"></asp:TextBox>
  8.                         <asp:Button ID="Button1" runat="server" Text="Button" />
  9.                     </div>
  10.                 </div>
  11.             </div>
  12.         </div>
  13.     </div>

The content you need to put in the middle should be wrapped by these DIVs. In the above code I used another DIV for placing content having the ID Content.

Inserting curved images to the corners of the DIVs are done by using a style per DIV. The CSS classes which are used to change these DIVs are as of below.

  1. <style type="text/css">
  2.         .CornerTopLeft
  3.         {
  4.             float: right;
  5.             width: 100%;
  6.             margin-top: 10px;
  7.             background: url(../Images/TopLeft.png) 0 0 no-repeat rgb(237,28,36);
  8.             border: 1px double #f1f1f1;
  9.         }
  10.         .CornerTopRight
  11.         {
  12.             float: right;
  13.             width: 100%;
  14.             background: url(../Images/TopRight.png) 100% 0 no-repeat;
  15.         }
  16.         .CornerBottomLeft
  17.         {
  18.             float: right;
  19.             width: 100%;
  20.             background: url(../Images/BottomLeft.png) 0 100% no-repeat;
  21.             height: 100%;
  22.         }
  23.         .CornerBottomRight
  24.         {
  25.             float: right;
  26.             width: 100%;
  27.             background: url(../Images/BottomRight.png) 100% 100% no-repeat;
  28.         }
  29.         div#Content
  30.         {
  31.             margin: 15px;
  32.         }
  33.     </style>

The filling of the required area is done by assiging a color at the background tag in CornerTopLeft style which will be applied to CornerTopLeft DIV.

background: url(../Images/TopLeft.png) 0 0 no-repeat rgb(237,28,36);

Note the last div#Content which was placed to style the Content DIV making the contents placed centered so the final output will be nicer.