A lightweight but complete datetime picker react component.
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A date and time picker in the same React.js component. It can be used as a datepicker, timepicker or both at the same time. It is highly customizable and it even allows to edit date's milliseconds.

This project started as a fork of https://github.com/quri/react-bootstrap-datetimepicker but the code and the API has changed a lot.

Installation

Install using npm:

npm install --save react-datetime

Install using yarn:

yarn add react-datetime

Usage

React.js and Moment.js are peer dependencies for react-datetime. These dependencies are not installed along with react-datetime automatically, but your project needs to have them installed in order to make the datepicker work. You can then use the datepicker like in the example below.

require('react-datetime');

...

render: function() {
    return <Datetime />;
}

See this example working.

Don't forget to add the CSS stylesheet to make it work out of the box.

API

Name Type Default Description
value Date new Date() Represents the selected date by the component, in order to use it as a controlled component. This prop is parsed by Moment.js, so it is possible to use a date string or a moment object.
defaultValue Date new Date() Represents the selected date for the component to use it as a uncontrolled component. This prop is parsed by Moment.js, so it is possible to use a date string or a moment object.
viewDate Date new Date() Represents the month which is viewed on opening the calendar when there is no selected date. This prop is parsed by Moment.js, so it is possible to use a date string or a moment object.
dateFormat boolean or string true Defines the format for the date. It accepts any Moment.js date format (not in localized format). If true the date will be displayed using the defaults for the current locale. If false the datepicker is disabled and the component can be used as timepicker, see available units docs.
timeFormat boolean or string true Defines the format for the time. It accepts any Moment.js time format (not in localized format). If true the time will be displayed using the defaults for the current locale. If false the timepicker is disabled and the component can be used as datepicker, see available units docs.
input boolean true Whether to show an input field to edit the date manually.
open boolean null Whether to open or close the picker. If not set react-datetime will open the datepicker on input focus and close it on click outside.
locale string null Manually set the locale for the react-datetime instance. Moment.js locale needs to be loaded to be used, see i18n docs.
utc boolean false When true, input time values will be interpreted as UTC (Zulu time) by Moment.js. Otherwise they will default to the user's local timezone.
onChange function empty function Callback trigger when the date changes. The callback receives the selected moment object as only parameter, if the date in the input is valid. If the date in the input is not valid, the callback receives the value of the input (a string).
onFocus function empty function Callback trigger for when the user opens the datepicker. The callback receives an event of type SyntheticEvent.
onBlur function empty function Callback trigger for when the user clicks outside of the input, simulating a regular onBlur. The callback receives the selected moment object as only parameter, if the date in the input is valid. If the date in the input is not valid, the callback returned.
onViewModeChange function empty function Callback trigger when the view mode changes. The callback receives the selected view mode string (years, months, days or time) as only parameter.
onNavigateBack function empty function Callback trigger when the user navigates to the previous month, year or decade. The callback receives the amount and type ('month', 'year') as parameters.
onNavigateForward function empty function Callback trigger when the user navigates to the next month, year or decade. The callback receives the amount and type ('month', 'year') as parameters.
viewMode string or number 'days' The default view to display when the picker is shown ('years', 'months', 'days', 'time').
className string or string array '' Extra class name for the outermost markup element.
inputProps object undefined Defines additional attributes for the input element of the component. For example: onClick, placeholder, disabled, required, name and className (className sets the class attribute for the input element). See Customize the Input Appearance.
isValidDate function () => true Define the dates that can be selected. The function receives (currentDate, selectedDate) and shall return a true or false whether the currentDate is valid or not. See selectable dates.
renderInput function undefined Replace the rendering of the input element. The function has the following arguments: the default calculated props for the input, openCalendar (a function which opens the calendar) and closeCalendar (a function which closes the calendar). Must return a React component or null. See Customize the Input Appearance.
renderDay function DOM.td(day) Customize the way that the days are shown in the daypicker. The accepted function has the selectedDate, the current date and the default calculated props for the cell, and must return a React component. See Customize the Datepicker Appearance.
renderMonth function DOM.td(month) Customize the way that the months are shown in the monthpicker. The accepted function has the selectedDate, the current date and the default calculated props for the cell, the month and the year to be shown, and must return a React component. See Customize the Datepicker Appearance.
renderYear function DOM.td(year) Customize the way that the years are shown in the year picker. The accepted function has the selectedDate, the current date and the default calculated props for the cell, the year to be shown, and must return a React component. See Customize the Datepicker Appearance.
strictParsing boolean true Whether to use Moment.js's strict parsing when parsing input.
closeOnSelect boolean false When true, once the day has been selected, the datepicker will be automatically closed.
closeOnTab boolean true When true and the input is focused, pressing the tab key will close the datepicker.
timeConstraints object null Add some constraints to the timepicker. It accepts an object with the format { hours: { min: 9, max: 15, step: 2 }}, this example means the hours can't be lower than 9 and higher than 15, and it will change adding or subtracting 2 hours everytime the buttons are clicked. The constraints can be added to the hours, minutes, seconds and milliseconds.
disableOnClickOutside boolean false When true, keep the datepicker open when click event is triggered outside of component. When false, close it.

i18n

Different language and date formats are supported by react-datetime. React uses Moment.js to format the dates, and the easiest way of changing the language of the calendar is changing the Moment.js locale.

var moment = require('moment');
require('moment/locale/fr');
// Now react-datetime will be in french

If there are multiple locales loaded, you can use the prop locale to define what language shall be used by the instance.

<Datetime locale="fr-ca" />
<Datetime locale="de" />

Here you can see the i18n example working.

Customize the Input Appearance

It is possible to customize the way that the input is displayed. The simplest is to supply inputProps which get assigned to the default <input /> element within the component.

<Datetime inputProps={{ placeholder: 'N/A', disabled: true }}>

Alternatively, if you need to render different content than an <input /> element, you may supply a renderInput function which is called instead.

var MyDTPicker = React.createClass({
    render: function(){
        return <Datetime renderInput={ this.renderInput } />;
    },
    renderInput: function( props, openCalendar, closeCalendar ){
        function clear(){
            props.onChange({target: {value: ''}});
        }
        return (
            <div>
                <input {...props} />
                <button onClick={openCalendar}>open calendar</button>
                <button onClick={closeCalendar}>close calendar</button>
                <button onClick={clear}>clear</button>
            </div>
        );
    },
});

Customize the Datepicker Appearance

It is possible to customize the way that the datepicker display the days, months and years in the calendar. To adapt the calendar for every need it is possible to use the props renderDay(props, currentDate, selectedDate), renderMonth(props, month, year, selectedDate) and renderYear(props, year, selectedDate) to customize the output of each rendering method.

var MyDTPicker = React.createClass({
    render: function(){
        return <Datetime
            renderDay={ this.renderDay }
            renderMonth={ this.renderMonth }
            renderYear={ this.renderYear }
        />;
    },
    renderDay: function( props, currentDate, selectedDate ){
        return <td {...props}>{ '0' + currentDate.date() }</td>;
    },
    renderMonth: function( props, month, year, selectedDate ){
        return <td {...props}>{ month }</td>;
    },
    renderYear: function( props, year, selectedDate ){
        return <td {...props}>{ year % 100 }</td>;
    }
});

You can see a customized calendar here.

Method Parameters

  • props is the object that the datepicker has calculated for this object. It is convenient to use this object as the props for your custom component, since it knows how to handle the click event and its className attribute is used by the default styles.
  • selectedDate and currentDate are moment objects and can be used to change the output depending on the selected date, or the date for the current day.
  • month and year are the numeric representation of the current month and year to be displayed. Notice that the possible month values range from 0 to 11.

Specify Available Units

You can filter out what you want the user to be able to pick by using dateFormat and timeFormat, e.g. to create a timepicker, yearpicker etc.

In this example the component is being used as a timepicker and can only be used for selecting a time.

<Datetime dateFormat={false} />

Working example of a timepicker here.

In this example you can only select a year and month.

<Datetime dateFormat="YYYY-MM" timeFormat={false} />

Working example of only selecting year and month here.

Selectable Dates

It is possible to disable dates in the calendar if the user are not allowed to select them, e.g. dates in the past. This is done using the prop isValidDate, which admits a function in the form function(currentDate, selectedDate) where both arguments are moment objects. The function shall return true for selectable dates, and false for disabled ones.

In the example below are all dates before today disabled.

// Let's use the static moment reference in the Datetime component
var yesterday = Datetime.moment().subtract( 1, 'day' );
var valid = function( current ){
    return current.isAfter( yesterday );
};
<Datetime isValidDate={ valid } />

Working example of disabled days here.

It's also possible to disable the weekends, as shown in the example below.

var valid = function( current ){
    return current.day() !== 0 && current.day() !== 6;
};
<Datetime isValidDate={ valid } />

Working example of disabled weekends here.

Usage with TypeScript

This project includes typings for TypeScript versions 1.8 and 2.0. Additional typings are not required.

Typings for 1.8 are found in react-datetime.d.ts and typings for 2.0 are found in typings/index.d.ts.

import * as Datetime from 'react-datetime';

class MyDTPicker extends React.Component<MyDTPickerProps, MyDTPickerState> {
    render() JSX.Element {
        return <Datetime />;
    }
}

Contributions

For information about how to contribute, see the CONTRIBUTING file.

Development

npm run dev

This will start a local webpack-dev-server based on example/example.js where most development can be done.

If you want to develop using the component inside a React application, we recommend that you use react-datetime-playground.

Changelog

MIT Licensed