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    Alias: Umbraco.DateTime

    Returns: DateTime

    Displays a calendar UI for selecting dates which are saved as a DateTime value.

    Data Type Definition Example

    Data Type Definition Example

    There are two settings available for manipulating the DateTime property.

    One is to set a format. By default the format of the date in the Umbraco backoffice will be YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm:ss, but you can change this to something else. See MomentJS.com for the supported formats.

    The second setting is "Offset time". When enabling this setting the displayed time will be offset with the servers timezone. This can be useful in cases where an editor is in a different timezone than the hosted server.

    Content Example

    Content Example

    MVC View Example - displays a datetime

    With Modelsbuilder


    Without Modelsbuilder


    Add values programmatically

    See the example below to see how a value can be added or changed programmatically. To update a value of a property editor you need the Content Service.

        // Get access to ContentService
        var contentService = Services.ContentService;
        // Create a variable for the GUID of the page you want to update
        var guid = new Guid("32e60db4-1283-4caa-9645-f2153f9888ef");
        // Get the page using the GUID you've defined
        var content = contentService.GetById(guid); // ID of your page
        // Set the value of the property with alias 'datePicker'
        content.SetValue("datePicker", DateTime.Now);
        // Save the change

    Although the use of a GUID is preferable, you can also use the numeric ID to get the page:

        // Get the page using it's id
        var content = contentService.GetById(1234); 

    If Modelsbuilder is enabled you can get the alias of the desired property without using a magic string:

        // Set the value of the property with alias 'datePicker'
        content.SetValue(Home.GetModelPropertyType(x => x.DatePicker).Alias, DateTime.Now);