A small, modern, dependency-free date picker
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Tiny Date Picker

A light-weight date picker with zero dependencies.

  • Zero dependencies
  • Roughly 2KB minified and gzipped
  • IE9+
  • Mobile-friendly/responsive

See the demo...

Installation

npm install --save tiny-date-picker

Usage

Include a reference to tiny-date-picker.css and tiny-date-picker.js, then call it like this:

// Initialize a date picker on the specified input element
TinyDatePicker(document.querySelector('input'));

You can also pass in options as an optional second argument:

// Initialize a date picker using truncated month names
TinyDatePicker(document.querySelector('input'), {
  months: ['Jan', 'Feb', 'Mar', 'Apr', 'May', 'Jun', 'Jul', 'Aug', 'Sep', 'Oct', 'Nov', 'Dec'],
});

The input to which the date picker is attached will fire its change event any time the date value chanegs.

Options

Below is an example of all option parameters:

TinyDatePicker(document.querySelector('input'), {
  // Used to convert a date into a string to be used as the value of input
  format: function (date) {
    return date.toLocaleDateString();
  },

  // Used to parse a date string and return a date (e.g. parsing the input value)
  parse: function (str) {
    var date = new Date(str);
    return isNaN(date) ? new Date() : date;
  },

  // Names of months, in order
  months: ['January', 'February', 'March', 'April', 'May', 'June', 'July', 'August', 'September', 'October', 'November', 'December'],

  // Names of days of week, in order
  days: ['Sun', 'Mon', 'Tue', 'Wed', 'Thu', 'Fri', 'Sat'],

  // The text for the button used to set the date to today's date
  today: 'Today',

  // The text for the button used to clear the input value
  clear: 'Clear',

  // The text for the button used to close the form
  close: 'Close',

  // Specifies the minimum date that can be selected
  min: '10/1/2016',

  // Specifies the maximum date that can be selected
  max: '10/22/2016',

  // There are two modes: dp-modal (the default) and dp-below.
  // dp-modal makes the date picker show up as a modal.
  // dp-below makes it show up beneath its input element.
  mode: 'dp-below',

  // Whether to use Monday as start of the week
  weekStartsMonday: false
});

Style

All CSS class names begin with dp-, and every element in the calendar has a class. The style rules in tiny-date-picker.css have been kept as unspecific as possible so they can be easily overruled.

For more info, launch a date picker and use the browser dev tools to inspect its structure and shape.

Aria

There is currently no Aria support baked into Tiny Date Picker, but it is planned.

Bundling

This library is CommonJS compatible, so you can use it in this way:

var TinyDatePicker = require('tiny-date-picker'),

TinyDatePicker(document.querySelector('input'));

Or, with ES6:

import TinyDatePicker from 'tiny-date-picker',

TinyDatePicker(document.querySelector('input'));

Contributing

First, you'll need to have selenium installed and running, as detailed here and you'll need to serve the test HTML page by running npm start.

npm test

If all is well, build your changes:

npm run min

License MIT

Copyright (c) 2015 Chris Davies

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.