Highly Customizable jQuery Datepicker Plugin - Datepicker

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Highly Customizable jQuery Datepicker Plugin - Datepicker

A simple, lightweight yet fully customizable jQuery date picker plugin that supports custom triggers, date range, date format, i18n and much more.


$ npm install @chenfengyuan/datepicker --save

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Basic Usage:

1. Include jQuery library and the jQuery datepicker plugin's JS and CSS in your web page.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="dist/datepicker.min.css">
<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="dist/datepicker.min.js"></script>

2. Create an input filed with 'datepicker' attribute to create a nice clean date picker appending to the input when getting focused.

<input type="text" data-toggle="datepicker">

3. You can also attach the datepicker to any element such as DIV, Textarea, etc.

<textarea data-toggle="datepicker"></textarea>
<div data-toggle="datepicker"></div>

4. Initialize the date picker and done.

  // options here

5. All the options can be passed via explicit Javascript or data-* attributes, as in data-auto-close="true".

// Show the datepicker automatically when initialized
autoShow: false,

// Hide the datepicker automatically when picked
autoHide: false,

// Pick the initial date automatically when initialized
autoPick: false,

// Enable inline mode
inline: false,

// A element (or selector) for putting the datepicker
container: null,

// A element (or selector) for triggering the datepicker
trigger: null,

// The ISO language code (built-in: en-US)
language: '',

// The date string format
format: 'mm/dd/yyyy',

// The initial date
date: null,

// The start view date
startDate: null,

// The end view date
endDate: null,

// The start view when initialized
startView: 0, // 0 for days, 1 for months, 2 for years

// The start day of the week
// 0 for Sunday, 1 for Monday, 2 for Tuesday, 3 for Wednesday,
// 4 for Thursday, 5 for Friday, 6 for Saturday
weekStart: 0,

// Show year before month on the datepicker header
yearFirst: false,

// A string suffix to the year number.
yearSuffix: '',

// Days' name of the week.
days: ['Sunday', 'Monday', 'Tuesday', 'Wednesday', 'Thursday', 'Friday', 'Saturday'],

// Shorter days' name
daysShort: ['Sun', 'Mon', 'Tue', 'Wed', 'Thu', 'Fri', 'Sat'],

// Shortest days' name
daysMin: ['Su', 'Mo', 'Tu', 'We', 'Th', 'Fr', 'Sa'],

// Months' name
months: ['January', 'February', 'March', 'April', 'May', 'June', 'July', 'August', 'September', 'October', 'November', 'December'],

// Shorter months' name
monthsShort: ['Jan', 'Feb', 'Mar', 'Apr', 'May', 'Jun', 'Jul', 'Aug', 'Sep', 'Oct', 'Nov', 'Dec'],

// A element tag for each item of years, months and days
itemTag: 'li',

// A class (CSS) for muted date item
mutedClass: 'muted',

// A class (CSS) for picked date item
pickedClass: 'picked',

// A class (CSS) for disabled date item
disabledClass: 'disabled',

// A class (CSS) for highlight date item
highlightedClass: 'highlighted',

// The template of the datepicker
template: '<div class="datepicker-container">' + '<div class="datepicker-panel" data-view="years picker">' + '<ul>' + '<li data-view="years prev">&lsaquo;</li>' + '<li data-view="years current"></li>' + '<li data-view="years next">&rsaquo;</li>' + '</ul>' + '<ul data-view="years"></ul>' + '</div>' + '<div class="datepicker-panel" data-view="months picker">' + '<ul>' + '<li data-view="year prev">&lsaquo;</li>' + '<li data-view="year current"></li>' + '<li data-view="year next">&rsaquo;</li>' + '</ul>' + '<ul data-view="months"></ul>' + '</div>' + '<div class="datepicker-panel" data-view="days picker">' + '<ul>' + '<li data-view="month prev">&lsaquo;</li>' + '<li data-view="month current"></li>' + '<li data-view="month next">&rsaquo;</li>' + '</ul>' + '<ul data-view="week"></ul>' + '<ul data-view="days"></ul>' + '</div>' + '</div>',

// The offset top or bottom of the datepicker from the element
offset: 10,

// The `z-index` of the datepicker
zIndex: 1000,

// Filter each date item (return `false` to disable a date item)
filter: null,

// Event shortcuts
show: null,
hide: null,
pick: null

6. API methods.

const myDatePicker = $('[data-toggle="datepicker"]').datepicker({
  // options here

// Shows the datepicker

// Hides the datepicker

// Update the datepicker with the value or text of the current element

// Picks the current date to the element

// Resets the datepicker

// Gets the month name
// month: the month of the current date
// short: uses short name?
myDatePicker.getMonthName(month, short)

// Gets the day name
// day: the day of the current date
// short: uses short name?
// min: uses the shortest name?
myDatePicker.getDayName(day, short, min)

// Gets a formatted date string

// Sets a new date

// Sets start date

// Sets end date

// Parses a date

// Formats a date

// Destroys the date picker

7. Available events.

const myDatePicker = $('[data-toggle="datepicker"]').datepicker({
  // options here

myDatePicker.on('show.datepicker', function(e){
  // do something

myDatePicker.on('hide.datepicker', function(e){
  // do something

myDatePicker.on('picker.datepicker', function(e){
  // e.date: current date
  // event.view: current view


v1.0.10 (2020-09-29)

  • Add some new i18n languages.

v1.0.9 (2019-09-21)

  • Fix the issue of converting 31/10/2019 to 01/10/2019 when the current month only has 30 days

v1.0.8 (2019-06-23)

  • Fix the issue of unable to pick the current month or year again

v1.0.7 (2019-02-19)

  • Fix unexpected month changing

v1.0.6 (2019-01-19)

  • Fix wrong parameter for the $.contains function.
  • Emulate click in touch devices to support hiding the picker automatically.

v1.0.4 (2019-01-06)

  • Fix wrong future month selection when today is 31.
  • Fix month picking issue when the format only contains YYYY and MM

v1.0.3 (2018-12-21)

  • Ignore hours, minutes, seconds and milliseconds of parsed date to avoid side effect
  • Fix day view when the selected day is not in the current year

v1.0.2 (2018-12-15)

  • Convert 2-digit year to 2000+

v1.0.1 (2018-11-15)

  • Fix position problem in scrollable modal
  • Fix the issue of the datepicker is replaced after picked a day

v1.0.0 (2018-08-05)

  • Show full month name in date picker header
  • Fix the issue of converting 0 to 1

v1.0.0beta (2018-06-30)

  • Fix the issue of years and months view rendering problem.
  • Add a second parameter to the filter function option.
  • Enhance the setStartDate and setEndDate methods, supports null as argument.
  • Change NPM package name scope from @fengyuanchen to @chenfengyuan.

v0.6.5 (2018-03-31)

  • Remove added data when destroy.
  • Remove unnecessary muted class from start and end years in years view

v0.6.4 (2017-11-25)

  • Support to load in node environment.
  • Add 3 new languages for i18n.
  • Add example for using datepicker in modal.

v0.6.3 (2017-09-30)

  • Update view year when the month over the current year.
  • Fix the issue of days of month computing

v0.6.1 (2017-09-25)

  • Fix color function error in the CSS.

v0.6.0 (2017-09-24)

  • Refactor in ES6

v0.5.5 (2017-09-05)

  • Fix the issue of date range limits

v0.5.4 (2017-08-05)

  • Fix the issue of date repicking

v0.5.3 (2017-05-30)

  • Highlight the current year and month.
  • Highlight the picked year and month.

v0.5.2 (2017-04-08)

  • Fixed year and month picking issue.

v0.5.1 (2017-03-25)

  • Hide the picker when the target input element is blurred.
  • Hide the picker when click the trigger element again.
  • Fixed some issues in inline mode.

v0.5.0 (2017-02-12)

  • Added a new option highlightedClass for highlight today
  • Fixed the position of picker panel

v0.4.0 (2016-10-15)

  • Rename autoshow option to autoShow.
  • Rename autohide option to autoHide.
  • Rename autopick option to autoPick.
  • Improved the priority of language options.
  • Fixed the issue of date view updating

v0.3.1 (2016-01-11)

  • Fixed the issue of startDate option

v0.3.0 (2015-12-15)

  • Change the default value of zIndex option from 1 to 1000
  • Simplify JavaScript code
  • Optimize CSS code styles

v0.2.2 (2015-12-10)

  • Fixed the issue of options overriding
  • Fixed the error of next view month

v0.2.0 (2015-10-18)

  • Supports custom events
  • Supports to set start view date and end view date
  • Improved i18n (internationalization)
  • Improved placement of the datepicker
  • Improved template


This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by fengyuanchen. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.