Highlight Weekend Dates in Calendar Control in ASP.NET

In this blog, I explained how to how to highlight a weekend days or a specific days in ASP.NET calender control.
  • Create new ASP.NET Empty Web Application give it to meaning full name.

  • Add new webfrom to your project.

  • Drag and drop Calendar on your design page.

  • Add two properties WeekendDayStyle-BackColor="Yellow", WeekendDayStyle-ForeColor="Black" to your calender control as shown below and run your application.
  1. <asp:Calendar ID="Calendar1" runat="server"  
  2. WeekendDayStyle-BackColor="Yellow"  
  3. WeekendDayStyle-ForeColor="Green" ></asp:Calendar>  
You can achieve the same by using (OnDayRender event) code as mentioned below. Remove WeekendDayStyle-BackColor="Yellow", WeekendDayStyle-ForeColor="Green" from Calender control.
  1. <asp:Calendar ID="Calendar1" runat="server" OnDayRender="Calendar1_DayRender"></asp:Calendar>  
  1. protected void Calendar1_DayRender(object sender, DayRenderEventArgs e)  
  2. {   
  3.    if (e.Day.IsWeekend)  
  4.    {  
  5.       e.Cell.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.Yellow;  
  6.       e.Cell.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Green;   
  7.    }  
  8. }  
If you want to Highlight on 'Monday' write the following code in Calendar1_DayRender event. It highlights the the specified day dates. 
  1. if (e.Day.Date.DayOfWeek == DayOfWeek.Monday)   
  2. {  
  3.    e.Cell.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.Yellow;  
  4.    e.Cell.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Green;   
  5. }  
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