In my previous article, I explain a problem with the current Ajax Control Toolkit Calendar Extender control when selecting birthdates – it simply takes too many clicks of the mouse. In this article, I explain my solution to this problem.
Firstly, I introduce the decade view. This allows the user to select from one of 9 decades displayed, as follows:
To get here, you simply click on the Title bar in the Year view:
Ok, so that allows you to remove 3 clicks, but it adds 1 click. But what if you were able to open the calendar in decade view?
Then you would simply select the decade,
then the Year,
then the Month
and finally the Day.
Bingo, 4 clicks!