It should be possible to disable the user input on the Datepicker and the calendar pop-up only shows up if the user clicked on the "calendar button".
Posted on:08 May 2020 19:15
The requested feature has been released in v4.3.0 of the @progress/kendo-angular-dateinputs package. The DatePicker, TimePicker and DateTimePicker now hold a readOnlyInput property, which when set to true, renders the inputs only in a read-only state, preventing the end user to type into it, or the mobile keyboard to open on focus. Here's a ref to the docs.
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Posted on:11 Apr 2019 08:47
Thank you for the feedback. We will track the customer demand for this feature here, and prioritize accordingly based on the interest.
Meanwhile you can implement some custom logic to achieve the desired functionality. For example, to disable user interaction with the component only partially (e.g. INPUT element is disabled, but dates can be selected from the Calendar after clicking the respective icon), you can do so like so: