This is a blank ASP.NET MVC 4 project that you can use as a quick start for your own ASP.NET MVC Calendar implementation.

  • It includes basic configuration (week view)
  • It initializes the Calendar using the server-side OnInit event
  • It loads sample calendar event data from a dummy DataManager class
  • Drag and drop event moving is enabled


Licensed for testing and evaluation purposes. You can use the source code of the tutorial if you are a licensed user of DayPilot Pro for ASP.NET MVC. Buy a license.


  • Visual Studio 2015
  • .NET Framework 4.5.2


  • ASP.NET MVC 4 (4.0.40804.0), as a NuGet reference
  • DayPilot Pro for ASP.NET MVC (trial) as a local reference

MVC View


@using DayPilot.Web.Mvc
@using DayPilot.Web.Mvc.Enums
@using DayPilot.Web.Mvc.Events.Calendar
@using ViewType = DayPilot.Web.Mvc.Enums.Calendar.ViewType
@section TitleContent {
    ASP.NET MVC 4 Calendar


<script src="~/Scripts/DayPilot/daypilot-all.min.js"></script>

@Html.DayPilotCalendar("dp", new DayPilotCalendarConfig()
    BackendUrl = @Url.Action("Calendar", "Backend"),
    StartDate = new DateTime(2017, 1, 1),
    ViewType = ViewType.Week,
    EventMoveHandling = EventMoveHandlingType.Notify

For additional configuration options, please see the event calendar documentation.

MVC Backend Controller


using System.Web.Mvc;
using DayPilot.Web.Mvc;
using DayPilot.Web.Mvc.Enums;
using DayPilot.Web.Mvc.Events.Calendar;
using TutorialMvc4CalendarQuickStart.Data;

namespace TutorialMvc4CalendarQuickStart.Controllers
    public class BackendController : Controller
        public ActionResult Calendar()
            return new Dpc().CallBack(this);

    class Dpc : DayPilotCalendar
        protected override void OnInit(InitArgs e)

            // load events
            Events = new DataManager().GetData();
            DataIdField = "Id";
            DataTextField = "Text";
            DataStartField = "Start";
            DataEndField = "End";

            // request a full update (resources and events)

        protected override void OnEventMove(EventMoveArgs e)
            new DataManager().MoveEvent(e.Id, e.NewStart, e.NewEnd, e.NewResource);