The DevExpress MVC Date Edit extension combines the functionality of a single-line text editor, button editor, dropdown calendar, and time editor.
Specifying a date and time (by selecting it on the calendar or by manually typing it into the text box) changes the editor's edit value. The Date property specifies the currently selected date.
The DisplayFormatString property is used to specify the format pattern used to display the editor's value within the edit box when the editor is not focused.
The NullText property allows you to display a prompt in the edit box. The prompt is displayed if the editor's value is null and the editor is not focused, and it disappears when the editor receives focus.
Set the UseMaskBehavior property to true to support the masked input in the MVC Date Edit extension. Masks can be defined via the EditFormatString property if the EditFormat property is set to Custom.
By default, the editor's dropdown displays a calendar that allows end-users to select dates and navigate through individual months and years. Additionally, the drop-down can display the time section if the TimeSectionProperties.Visible property is set to true. The time section displays the fully customizable clock and time editor. The time edit value can be formatted using a pattern specified via the EditFormatString property.