Monthly Event Calendar for ASP.NET MVC and jQuery Tutorial (Open-Source)

How to create an interactive monthly event calendar in ASP.NET MVC (Razor) using the open-source DayPilot for MVC edition.
Mar 22, 2013


This tutorial shows how to create a full drag and drop monthly event calendar in a few easy steps.

  • Loading events from a database (SQL Server, LINQ)
  • C# source code
  • ASP.NET MVC helper initialization code/jQuery initialization code
  • Event creating using drag and drop
  • Event moving using drag and drop
  • Event resizing using drag and drop

Sample MVC view (using jQuery plugin):

@{ ViewBag.Title = "AJAX Monthly Event Calendar for ASP.NET MVC"; }

<h2>AJAX Monthly Event Calendar for ASP.NET MVC</h2>

<script src="@Url.Content("~/Scripts/jquery-1.9.1.min.js")" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="@Url.Content("~/Scripts/DayPilot/common.js")" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="@Url.Content("~/Scripts/DayPilot/month.js")" type="text/javascript"></script>

<div id="dpm"></div>

<script type="text/javascript">
var dp;

$(document).ready(function() {
  dp = $("#dpm").daypilotMonth({
    backendUrl: '@Url.Content("~/Home/Backend")'

Sample MVC Controller (using SQL Server and LINQ to load the calendar event data):

using System;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Mvc;
using DayPilot.Web.Mvc;
using DayPilot.Web.Mvc.Events.Month;

namespace DayPilotMonthLiteMvc4.Controllers
  public class HomeController : Controller
    public ActionResult Index()
      return View();

    public ActionResult Backend()
      return new Dpm().CallBack(this);

    class Dpm : DayPilotMonth

      protected override void OnInit(InitArgs e)
        var db = new DataClasses1DataContext();
        Events = from ev in select ev;

        DataIdField = "id";
        DataTextField = "text";
        DataStartField = "eventstart";
        DataEndField = "eventend";


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