The InputDate component allows users to enter and edit dates. It has the following advantages over regular input elements:
The InputDateTime component unifies InputDate and InputTime into a single component, saving some screen real-estate in scenarios where you do want to edit the date and time parts of a Date object.
You can customize the appearance of the InputDate and its drop-down calendar using CSS. You can also use the calendar's formatItem event to customize the appearance of specific dates in the drop-down calendar.
Use the InputDate's format property to format and parse date values to suit your app. The syntax of the format parameter is similar to the one used in .NET.