c# mvc

 Displaying Format In F
aded Gray Text for Model Property with 
DataType.Date and DataFormatString = "{0:dd/MM/yyyy}" 

Solution 1:
    Remove [DataType(DataType.Date)]

    Limitations of Solution 1:
        - chrome won't show datepicker in input (edit mode)
        - saving the date does not work

    Solution 2:
    When you decorate a model property with [DataType(DataType.Date)] the default template in ASP.NET MVC 4/5 generates an input field of type="date". Browsers that support HTML5 such Google Chrome render this input field with a date picker.  In order to correctly display the date, the value must be formatted as yyyy-MM-dd, as defined in [RFC 3339].

    Therefore, the solution is:
    [DisplayFormat(DataFormatString = "{0:yyyy-MM-dd}", ApplyFormatInEditMode = true)]
    public DateTime Birth { get; set; }

    Limitations of Solution 2:
        - date is not displayed in local culture format, such as dd/MM/yyyy.

    Solution 3:
        In MVC5.2, add Date.cshtml to folder ~/Views/Shared/EditorTemplates with the following code:
@model DateTime?
    IDictionary<string, object> htmlAttributes;
    object objAttributes;
    if (ViewData.TryGetValue("htmlAttributes", out objAttributes))
        htmlAttributes = objAttributes as IDictionary<string, object> ?? HtmlHelper.AnonymousObjectToHtmlAttributes(objAttributes);
        htmlAttributes = new RouteValueDictionary();
    htmlAttributes.Add("type", "date");
    String format = (Request.UserAgent != null && Request.UserAgent.Contains("Chrome")) ? "{0:yyyy-MM-dd}" : "{0:d}";
    @Html.TextBox("", Model, format, htmlAttributes)

    Limitations of Solution 3:
        - None

This problem and solutions is described in many forums. For instance, solutions 2 and 3 were gathered from http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12633471/mvc4-datatype-date-editorfor-wont-display-date-value-in-chrome-fine-in-interne