Start and Depth View in Blazor DatePicker Component

17 Nov 20231 minute to read

The DatePicker has the following predefined views that provides a flexible way to navigate back and forth to select the date:

View Description
Month (default) Displays the days in a month.
Year Displays the months in a year.
Decade Displays the years in a decade.

Start view

You can use the Start property to define the initial rendering view.

The following example demonstrates how to create a DatePicker with Decade as initial rendering view.

@using Syncfusion.Blazor.Calendars

<SfDatePicker TValue="DateTime?" Value='@DateValue' Placeholder='Select a date' Start='CalendarView.Decade'></SfDatePicker>

@code {
    public DateTime? DateValue {get;set;} = DateTime.Now;

Blazor DatePicker displays Start View

Depth view

Define the Depth property to control the view navigation.

Always the Depth view has to be smaller than the Start view, otherwise the view restriction will be not restricted.

The following example demonstrates how to create a DatePicker that allows users to select a month.

@using Syncfusion.Blazor.Calendars

<SfDatePicker TValue="DateTime?" Value='@DateValue' Placeholder='choose a date' Start='CalendarView.Decade' Depth='CalendarView.Year'></SfDatePicker>

@code {
    public DateTime? DateValue { get; set; } = DateTime.Now;


To learn more about Calendar views, refer to the Calendar’s Calendar Views section.