Add datepicker picker to field or to any other element.

  • can be used as a component
  • formats: dd, d, mm, m, yyyy, yy
  • separators: -, /, .


Change log

Fixed bug where date selection from previous and next year was wrong
Fixed bug where a variable was polluting the namespace
Changed so the value will not be set unless the user chooses a date
Fixed it to work with Boostrap version 2.3.0 and jQuery 1.9.1
Added a new callback, 'onRender' to decorate or disabled specific dates
Added the option to disable specific dates
Fixed some bugs in the parser
Fixed some bugs in the formater
Fixed it to work with Boostrap version 2.1.1 and jQuery 1.8.1
Fixed current date highlight
Added the option to set the `viewMode` via data attribute
Added a new option: 'minViewMode'
Changed the navigation images to HTML entities
Fixed the parsing date
Exposed a new method 'setDate'
Adde a new property to the 'changeDate' event: 'viewMode'
Fixed transition from month to month, when the next month has less days then the previous


Attached to a field with the format specified via options.

Attachet to a field with the format specified via data tag.

As component.

Start with years viewMode.

Limit the view mode to months

Attached to other elment then field and using events to work with the date values.

Oh snap!
Start dateChange End dateChange
2012-02-20 2012-02-25

Disabling dates in the past and dependent disabling.

Check in: Check out:
var nowTemp = new Date();
var now = new Date(nowTemp.getFullYear(), nowTemp.getMonth(), nowTemp.getDate(), 0, 0, 0, 0);

var checkin = $('#dpd1').datepicker({
  onRender: function(date) {
    return date.valueOf() < now.valueOf() ? 'disabled' : '';
}).on('changeDate', function(ev) {
  if (ev.date.valueOf() > checkout.date.valueOf()) {
    var newDate = new Date(ev.date)
    newDate.setDate(newDate.getDate() + 1);
var checkout = $('#dpd2').datepicker({
  onRender: function(date) {
    return date.valueOf() <= checkin.date.valueOf() ? 'disabled' : '';
}).on('changeDate', function(ev) {

Using bootstrap-datepicker.js

Call the datepicker via javascript:



Name type default description
format string 'mm/dd/yyyy' the date format, combination of d, dd, m, mm, yy, yyy.
weekStart integer 0 day of the week start. 0 for Sunday - 6 for Saturday
viewMode string|integer 0 = 'days' set the start view mode. Accepts: 'days', 'months', 'years', 0 for days, 1 for months and 2 for years
minViewMode string|integer 0 = 'days' set a limit for view mode. Accepts: 'days', 'months', 'years', 0 for days, 1 for months and 2 for years


Format a component.

<div class="input-append date" id="dp3" data-date="12-02-2012" data-date-format="dd-mm-yyyy">
  <input class="span2" size="16" type="text" value="12-02-2012">
  <span class="add-on"><i class="icon-th"></i></span>



Initializes an datepicker.


Show the datepicker.


Hide the datepicker.


Updates the date picker's position relative to the element

.datepicker('setValue', value)

Set a new value for the datepicker. It cand be a string in the specified format or a Date object.


Datepicker class exposes a few events for manipulating the dates.

Event Description
show This event fires immediately when the date picker is displayed.
hide This event is fired immediately when the date picker is hidden.
changeDate This event is fired when the date is changed.
onRender This event is fired when a day is rendered inside the datepicker. Should return a string. Return 'disabled' to disable the day from being selected.
  .on('changeDate', function(ev){
    if (ev.date.valueOf() < startDate.valueOf()){

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