Customizable Multilingual Time Picker For jQuery UI

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Customizable Multilingual Time Picker For jQuery UI

A jQuery time picker plugin based on jQuery UI datepicker widget that allows the user to select times (in hours and minutes) from a dialog popup.


  • 17 languages.
  • Custom trigger element.
  • Supports jQuery animations: fade, slide, etc.
  • Shows AM/PM in the selected time.
  • Custom position of the time picker relative to the trigger element.
  • Hour or Minute picker only.
  • Allows you to set min/max times and intervals.
  • Optional Now/Deselect/Close buttons.

How to use it:

1. Include the necessary jQuery library and jQuery UI framework on the page.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="/path/to/cdn/jquery-ui.css" />
<script src="/path/to/cdn/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="/path/to/cdn/jquery-ui.min.js"></script>

2. Include the jQuery UI Timepicker plugin's JavaScript and CSS files.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="./jquery.ui.timepicker.css" />
<script src="./jquery.ui.timepicker.js"></script>

3. Include a language file as per your needs. All possible languages:

  • Croatian/Bosnian (
  • Czech (jquery.ui.timepicker-cs.js
  • German (Deutsch) (jquery.ui.timepicker-de.js)
  • Dutch (Nederlands) (jquery.ui.timepicker-nl.js)
  • Français (jquery.ui.timepicker-fr.js)
  • Hungarian (jquery.ui.timepicker-hu.js)
  • Italian (jquery.ui.timepicker-it.js)
  • Japanese (jquery.ui.timepicker-ja.js)
  • Macedonian (jquery.ui.timepicker-mk.js)
  • Polish (jquery.ui.timepicker-pl.js)
  • Portuguese/Brazilian (jquery.ui.timepicker-pt-BR.js)
  • Русский (jquery.ui.timepicker-ru.js)
  • Slovak (jquery.ui.timepicker-sk.js)
  • Slovenian (jquery.ui.timepicker-sl.js)
  • Swedish (jquery.ui.timepicker-sv.js)
  • Spanish (jquery.ui.timepicker-es.js)
  • Turkish (jquery.ui.timepicker-tr.js)
<script src="i18n/jquery.ui.timepicker-cs.js"></script>
<script src="i18n/jquery.ui.timepicker-de.js"></script>
<script src="i18n/jquery.ui.timepicker-es.js"></script>
<script src="i18n/jquery.ui.timepicker-fr.js"></script>
<script src="i18n/jquery.ui.timepicker-hr.js"></script>
<script src="i18n/jquery.ui.timepicker-hu.js"></script>
<script src="i18n/jquery.ui.timepicker-it.js"></script>
<script src="i18n/jquery.ui.timepicker-ja.js"></script>
<script src="i18n/jquery.ui.timepicker-mk.js"></script>
<script src="i18n/jquery.ui.timepicker-nl.js"></script>
<script src="i18n/jquery.ui.timepicker-pl.js"></script>
<script src="i18n/jquery.ui.timepicker-pt-BR.js"></script>
<script src="i18n/jquery.ui.timepicker-ru.js"></script>
<script src="i18n/jquery.ui.timepicker-sk.js"></script>
<script src="i18n/jquery.ui.timepicker-sl.js"></script>
<script src="i18n/jquery.ui.timepicker-sv.js"></script>
<script src="i18n/jquery.ui.timepicker-tr.js"></script>

4. Attach the time picker to an input field.

<input type="text" id="timepicker" value="01:30 PM" />
<input type="text" id="timepicker" value="01:30 PM" />

5. Enable a trigger button to toggle the time picker.

<input type="text" id="timepicker" value="01:30 PM" />
<button class="myButton">Toggle</button>
  showOn: 'button',
  button: '.myButton'

6. Create an inline time picker widget and output the selected time using the onSelect function.

<div id="timepicker"></div>
<p id="output"></p>
  onSelect: function(time, inst) {
    $('#output').html('You selected ' + time);

7. Full plugin options to customize the time picker.


  // or 'button'
  showOn: 'focus',

  // 'button' element that will trigger the timepicker
  button: null,                   

  // Name of jQuery animation for popup
  showAnim: 'fadeIn',             

  // Options for enhanced animations
  showOptions: {},         

  // Display text following the input box, e.g. showing the format       
  appendText: '',                 

  // The character to use to separate hours and minutes.
  timeSeparator: ':',             

  // Accept time input without seperator.
  timeWithoutSeparator: true,     

  // The character to use to separate the time from the time period.
  periodSeparator: ' ',           

  // Define whether or not to show AM/PM with selected time
  showPeriod: false,              

  // Show the AM/PM labels on the left of the time picker
  showPeriodLabels: true,         

  // Define whether or not to show a leading zero for hours < 10. [true/false]
  showLeadingZero: true,          

  // Define whether or not to show a leading zero for minutes < 10.
  showMinutesLeadingZero: true,   

  // Selector for an alternate field to store selected time into
  altField: '',                   

  // Used as default time when input field is empty or for inline timePicker
  // (set to 'now' for the current time, '' for no highlighted time)
  defaultTime: 'now',    

  // Position of the dialog relative to the input.
  // see the position utility for more info :         
  myPosition: 'left top',        

  // Position of the input element to match
  // Note : if the position utility is not loaded, the timepicker will attach left top to left bottom 
  atPosition: 'left bottom',      

  hours: {
    starts: 0,                  // first displayed hour
    ends: 23                    // last displayed hour

  minutes: {
    starts: 0,                  // first displayed minute
    ends: 55,                   // last displayed minute
    interval: 5,                // interval of displayed minutes
    manual: []                  // optional extra manual entries for minutes

  // number of rows for the input tables, minimum 2, makes more sense if you use multiple of 2
  rows: 4,                        
  // display the hours section of the dialog
  showHours: true,                

  // display the minute section of the dialog
  showMinutes: true,              

  // optionally parse inputs of whole hours with minutes omitted
  optionalMinutes: false,         

  // shows an OK button to confirm the edit
  showCloseButton: false,         

  // shows the 'now' button
  showNowButton: false,    

  // shows the deselect time button       
  showDeselectButton: false,       
  // max/min hours
  maxTime: {
    hour: null,
    minute: null
  minTime: {
    hour: null,
    minute: null


8. Callback functions.


  // called before the timepicker is shown
  beforeShow: null, 

  // called when a hour / minutes is selected
  onSelect: null, 

  // called when the timepicker is closed
  onClose: null, 

  // callback for enabling / disabling on selectable hours  ex : function(hour) { return true; }
  onHourShow: null,         

  // callback for enabling / disabling on time selection  ex : function(hour,minute) { return true; }
  onMinuteShow: null



  • Update jquery.ui.timepicker.js

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