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Material-Calendar-View is a simple and customizable calendar widget for Android based on Material Design. The widget has two funcionalities: a date picker to select dates (available as an XML widget and a dialog) and a classic calendar. The date picker can work either as a single day picker, many days picker or range picker.

We described a simple usage of the component in this article.

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  • Material Design
  • Single date picker
  • Many dates picker
  • Range picker
  • Events icons
  • Fully colors customization
  • Customized font

How to use?

Make sure you are using the newest

Make sure you are using Java 8 in your project. If not, add below code to build.gradle file:

android {
    compileOptions {
        sourceCompatibility JavaVersion.VERSION_1_8
        targetCompatibility JavaVersion.VERSION_1_8

Make sure you have defined the jcenter() repository in project's build.gradle file:

allprojects {
    repositories {

Add the dependency to module's build.gradle file:

dependencies {
    implementation 'com.applandeo:material-calendar-view:1.7.0'

or if you want to use early version with CalendarDay support and some other fixes:

allprojects {
    repositories {
        maven { url '' }
dependencies {
    implementation 'com.applandeo:material-calendar-view:1.9.0-rc04'

To your XML layout file add:

    android:layout_height="match_parent" />

Adding events with icons:

List<EventDay> events = new ArrayList<>();

Calendar calendar = Calendar.getInstance();
events.add(new EventDay(calendar, R.drawable.sample_icon));
events.add(new EventDay(calendar, new Drawable()));
//or if you want to specify event label color
events.add(new EventDay(calendar, R.drawable.sample_icon, Color.parseColor("#228B22")));

CalendarView calendarView = (CalendarView) findViewById(;

How to create icons?

Drawable with text:

You can use our utils method to create Drawable with text

CalendarUtils.getDrawableText(Context context, String text, Typeface typeface, int color, int size);

Dots indicator:

Take a look at sample_three_icons.xml and adjust it to your project

Clicks handling:

calendarView.setOnDayClickListener(new OnDayClickListener() {
    public void onDayClick(EventDay eventDay) {
        Calendar clickedDayCalendar = eventDay.getCalendar();    

...or long click:

calendarView.setOnDayLongClickListener(new OnDayLongClickListener() {
    public void onDayLongClick(EventDay eventDay) {
        Calendar clickedDayCalendar = eventDay.getCalendar();

Getting a selected days in the picker mode:

If you want to get all selected days, especially if you use multi date or range picker you should use the following code:

List<Calendar> selectedDates = calendarView.getSelectedDates();

...or if you want to get the first selected day, for example in case of using single date picker, you can use:

Calendar selectedDate = calendarView.getFirstSelectedDate();

Setting a current date:

Calendar calendar = Calendar.getInstance();
calendar.set(2019, 7, 5);


Setting minumum and maximum dates:

Calendar min = Calendar.getInstance();
Calendar max = Calendar.getInstance();


Setting disabled dates:

List<Calendar> calendars = new ArrayList<>();

Setting highlighted days:

List<Calendar> calendars = new ArrayList<>();

Setting selected dates:

List<Calendar> calendars = new ArrayList<>();

...or if you want to remove selected dates:



  • Don't pass more than one calendar object to method above if your calendar type is CalendarView.ONE_DAY_PICKER.
  • If your calendar type is CalendarView.RANGE_PICKER you have to pass full dates range. To get it you can use our utils method CalendarUtils.getDatesRange(Calendar firstDay, Calendar lastDay).

Previous and forward page change listeners:

calendarView.setOnPreviousPageChangeListener(new OnCalendarPageChangeListener() {
    public void onChange() {

calendarView.setOnForwardPageChangeListener(new OnCalendarPageChangeListener() {
    public void onChange() {


If you want to use calendar in the picker mode, you have to use the following tags:

  • app:type="one_day_picker"
  • app:type="many_days_picker"
  • app:type="range_picker"

If you want to display event icons in the picker mode, add:

  • app:eventsEnabled="true"

Colors customization:

  • Header color: app:headerColor="[color]"
  • Header label color: app:headerLabelColor="[color]"
  • Previous button image resource: app:previousButtonSrc="[drawable]"
  • Forward button image resource: app:forwardButtonSrc="[drawable]"
  • Abbreviations bar color: app:abbreviationsBarColor="[color]"
  • Abbreviations labels color: app:abbreviationsLabelsColor="[color]"
  • Calendar pages color: app:pagesColor="[color]"
  • Selection color in picker mode: app:selectionColor="[color]"
  • Selection label color in picker mode: app:selectionLabelColor="[color]"
  • Days labels color: app:daysLabelsColor="[color]"
  • Color of visible days labels from previous and next month page: app:anotherMonthsDaysLabelsColor="[color]"
  • Disabled days labels color: app:disabledDaysLabelsColor="[color]"
  • Highlighted days labels color: app:highlightedDaysLabelsColor="[color]"
  • Today label color: app:todayLabelColor="[color]"

...or in code:

CalendarView calendarView = (CalendarView) findViewById(;

Custom view for days cells:

To use custom view for calendar cells create XML file (like in example below) and set it using setCalendarDayLayout(@LayoutRes layout: Int) method. XML file must contain TextView with id dayLabel and can contain ImageView with id dayIcon. Do not set colors or textStyle here, it will be overwritten.

<LinearLayout xmlns:android=""

        ... />

    <!--CAN BE SKIPPED-->
        ... />


Customization of specific cells:

If you want to customize specyfic cells create list of CalendarDay objects and pass it by setCalendarDays() method like in example below:

val list = listOf(
    CalendarDay(Calendar.getInstance()).apply { 
        labelColor = [color resource]
        backgroundResource = [drawable resource]
        backgroundDrawable = [drawable]
        selectedLabelColor = [color resource]
        selectedBackgroundResource = [drawable resource]
        selectedBackgroundDrawable = [drawable]


In the future CalendarDay will replace EventDay.

Customized font:

  • To create font directory Right-click the res folder and go to New > Android resource directory. — The New Resource Directory window appears.
  • In the Resource type list, select font, and then click OK.
  • Note: The name of the resource directory must be font.
  • Add your ttf or otf fonts in font folder. As an example we ad sample_font.ttf and sample_font_bold.ttf
  • On a DatePickerBuilder apply .typefaceSrc(R.font.sample_font) for setting sample_font to callendar and its abbreviations.
  • Optionally apply .todayTypefaceSrc(R.font.sample_font_bold) to differentiate today date font form the rest of dates in calendar view

Disable month swipe:

If you want to disable the swipe gesture to change the month, you have to use the following tag:

  • app:swipeEnabled="false"

...or in code:


First day of a week:

If you want to change default first day of week:

  • app:firstDayOfWeek="[day]"

...or in code:


By default the first day is monday or sunday depending on user location.


To translate months names, abbreviations of days, "TODAY", "OK" and "CANCEL" buttons, just add below tags to your strings.xml file:

<string name="material_calendar_monday">M</string>
<string name="material_calendar_tuesday">T</string>
<string name="material_calendar_wednesday">W</string>
<string name="material_calendar_thursday">T</string>
<string name="material_calendar_friday">F</string>
<string name="material_calendar_saturday">S</string>
<string name="material_calendar_sunday">S</string>

<array name="material_calendar_months_array">

<string name="material_calendar_today_button">Today</string>
<string name="material_calendar_positive_button">OK</string>
<string name="material_calendar_negative_button">Cancel</string>

Date Picker Dialog

DatePickerBuilder builder = new DatePickerBuilder(this, listener)

DatePicker datePicker =;;

To use another picker type replace CalendarView.ONE_DAY_PICKER with CalendarView.MANY_DAYS_PICKER or CalendarView.RANGE_PICKER.

Getting date handling:

private OnSelectDateListener listener = new OnSelectDateListener() {
    public void onSelect(List<Calendar> calendars) {


new DatePickerBuilder(this, listener)
        .date(Calendar.getInstance()) // Initial date as Calendar object
        .minimumDate(Calendar.getInstance()) // Minimum available date
        .maximumDate(Calendar.getInstance()) // Maximum available date
        .disabledDays(List<Calendar>) /// List of disabled days
        .headerColor(R.color.color) // Color of the dialog header
        .headerLabelColor(R.color.color) // Color of the header label
        .previousButtonSrc(R.drawable.drawable) // Custom drawable of the previous arrow
        .forwardButtonSrc(R.drawable.drawable) // Custom drawable of the forward arrow
        .previousPageChangeListener(new OnCalendarPageChangeListener(){}) // Listener called when scroll to the previous page
        .forwardPageChangeListener(new OnCalendarPageChangeListener(){}) // Listener called when scroll to the next page
        .abbreviationsBarColor(R.color.color) // Color of bar with day symbols
        .abbreviationsLabelsColor(R.color.color) // Color of symbol labels
        .abbreviationsBarVisibility(int) // Visibility of abbreviations bar
        .pagesColor(R.color.sampleLighter) // Color of the calendar background
        .selectionColor(R.color.color) // Color of the selection circle
        .selectionLabelColor(R.color.color) // Color of the label in the circle
        .daysLabelsColor(R.color.color) // Color of days numbers
        .aotherMonthsDaysLabelsColor(R.color.color) // Color of visible days numbers from previous and next month page
        .disabledDaysLabelsColor(R.color.color) // Color of disabled days numbers
        .highlightedDaysLabelsColor(R.color.color) // Color of highlighted days numbers
        .todayColor(R.color.color) // Color of the present day background
        .todayLabelColor(R.color.color) // Color of the today number
        .dialogButtonsColor(R.color.color); // Color of "Cancel" and "OK" buttons
        .maximumDaysRange(int) // Maximum number of selectable days in range mode
        .navigationVisibility(int) // Navigation buttons visibility
        .typefaceSrc(R.font.sample_font) // Calendar font
        .todayTypefaceSrc(R.font.sample_font_bold) // (Optional) calendar today date font
        .firstDayOfWeek(CalendarWeekDay) // Default is monday or sunday depending on user location


Version 1.9.0-rc*:

  • Added customized font support
  • Added ability to set custom view for cells
  • Added ability to set first day of a week

Version 1.8.0-rc*

  • Migrated to kotlin

Version 1.7.0:

  • Added ability to set maximum selectable days range
  • Added more color customizations (Event label, today background)
  • Added ability to hide date picker navigation buttons
  • Added selected/focused state to calendar days (thanks victor-accarini)
  • Added a setEvent option for the DatePickerBuilder (thanks victor-accarini)

Version 1.6.0:

  • Migration to AndroidX
  • Added ability to set highlighted days (thanks domyn)
  • Added Javadocs for DatePickerBuilder (many thanks EdricChan03)

Version 1.5.0:

  • Added support for events (images) in picker calendars (many thanks thavelka for your contribution) --> Customization
  • Added method which let you set selected dates programmatically --> Setting selected dates
  • Now, the first day of a week depends on device location (thanks thavelka)
  • Removed Glide dependency
  • Added support for Drawable in EventDay object (You can set any drawable you want) --> Adding events with icons
  • Added ability to set header colours (background, label and arrows) programmatically --> Colors customization

Version 1.4.0:

  • More color customization (abbreviations, calendar pages, labels colors)
  • Changed onNavigationButtonClickListeners to onCalendarPageChangeListeners
  • Added page change listeners to dialog pickers
  • Added onDayClickListener to pickers (not dialog pickers)
  • Added ability to insert list of disabled days

Version 1.3.2:

  • Bug fixes

Version 1.3.1:

  • Bug fixes

Version 1.3.0:

  • Added ability to set minimum and maximum available date
  • Added "Today" button to dialog picker

Version 1.2.0:

  • Added many days picker
  • Added range picker

Version 1.1.1:

  • Added listeners for previous and forward arrow buttons

Version 1.1.0:

  • Added build-in DatePicker dialog

Version 1.0.1:

  • Bugs fixes

Version 1.0.0:

  • Initial build

Get in touch

It would be great if you decide to use our component in your project. It’s open source, feel free. Write to us at if you want to be listed and we will include your app in our repo. If you have any questions or suggestions just let us know.

Apps using Material-Calendar-View:


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