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React Native DateTimePicker

CircleCI Status Supports Android and iOS MIT License

React Native date & time picker component for iOS and Android

iOS

Android

Table of Contents

Getting started

npm install @react-native-community/datetimepicker --save

or

yarn add @react-native-community/datetimepicker

Manual installation

iOS

  1. Install CocoaPods, here the installation guide.

  2. Inside the iOS folder run pod init, this will create the initial pod file.

  3. Update your pod file to look like the following ( Remember to replace MyApp with your target name ):

    # Allowed sources
    source 'https://github.com/CocoaPods/Specs.git'
    
    target 'MyApp' do
      # As we use Swift, ensure that `use_frameworks` is enabled.
      use_frameworks!
    
      # Specific iOS platform we are targetting
      platform :ios, '8.0'
    
      # Point to the installed version
      pod 'RNDateTimePicker', :path => '../node_modules/@react-native-community/datetimepicker/RNDateTimePicker.podspec'
    
      # React/React-Native specific pods
      pod 'React', :path => '../node_modules/react-native', :subspecs => [
        'Core',
        'CxxBridge',      # Include this for RN >= 0.47
        'DevSupport',     # Include this to enable In-App Devmenu if RN >= 0.43
        'RCTText',
        'RCTNetwork',
        'RCTWebSocket',   # Needed for debugging
      ]
    
      # Explicitly include Yoga if you are using RN >= 0.42.0
      pod 'yoga', :path => '../node_modules/react-native/ReactCommon/yoga'
    
      # Third party deps podspec link
      pod 'DoubleConversion', :podspec => '../node_modules/react-native/third-party-podspecs/DoubleConversion.podspec'
      pod 'glog', :podspec => '../node_modules/react-native/third-party-podspecs/glog.podspec'
      pod 'Folly', :podspec => '../node_modules/react-native/third-party-podspecs/Folly.podspec'
    
    end
  4. Run pod install inside the same folder where the pod file was created

  5. npm run start

  6. npm run start:ios

Android

  1. Add the following lines to android/settings.gradle:

    include ':react-native-datetimepicker'
    project(':react-native-datetimepicker').projectDir = new File(rootProject.projectDir, '../node_modules/@react-native-community/datetimepicker/android')
  2. Add the compile line to the dependencies in android/app/build.gradle:

    dependencies {
        ...
        implementation project(':react-native-datetimepicker')
    }
  3. Add the import and link the package in MainApplication.java:

    + import com.reactcommunity.rndatetimepicker.RNDateTimePickerPackage;
    
    public class MainApplication extends Application implements ReactApplication {
    
      @Override
      protected List<ReactPackage> getPackages() {
        @SuppressWarnings("UnnecessaryLocalVariable")
        List<ReactPackage> packages = new PackageList(this).getPackages();
        // Packages that cannot be autolinked yet can be added manually here, for example:
    +   packages.add(new RNDateTimePickerPackage());
        return packages;
      }
    }

General Usage

import DateTimePicker from '@react-native-community/datetimepicker';

or

const DateTimePicker = require('@react-native-community/datetimepicker');

Basic usage with state

import React, {Component} from 'react';
import {View, Button, Platform} from 'react-native';
import DateTimePicker from '@react-native-community/datetimepicker';

export default class App extends Component {
  state = {
    date: new Date('2020-06-12T14:42:42'),
    mode: 'date',
    show: false,
  }

  setDate = (event, date) => {
    date = date || this.state.date;

    this.setState({
      show: Platform.OS === 'ios' ? true : false,
      date,
    });
  }

  show = mode => {
    this.setState({
      show: true,
      mode,
    });
  }

  datepicker = () => {
    this.show('date');
  }

  timepicker = () => {
    this.show('time');
  }

  render() {
    const { show, date, mode } = this.state;

    return (
      <View>
        <View>
          <Button onPress={this.datepicker} title="Show date picker!" />
        </View>
        <View>
          <Button onPress={this.timepicker} title="Show time picker!" />
        </View>
        { show && <DateTimePicker value={date}
                    mode={mode}
                    is24Hour={true}
                    display="default"
                    onChange={this.setDate} />
        }
      </View>
    );
  }
}

Props

mode (optional)

Defines the type of the picker.

List of possible values:

  • "date" (default for iOS and `Android)
  • "time"
  • "datetime" (iOS only)
  • "countdown" (iOS only)
<RNDateTimePicker mode="time" />

display (optional, Android only)

Defines the visual display of the picker for Android and will be ignored for iOS.

List of possible values:

  • "default"
  • "spinner"
  • "calendar" (only for date mode)
  • "clock" (only for time mode)
<RNDateTimePicker display="spinner" } />

onChange (optional)

Date change handler.

This is called when the user changes the date or time in the UI. It receives the event and the date as parameters.

setDate = (event, date) => {}

<RNDateTimePicker onChange={this.setDate} />

value (required)

Defines the date or time value used in the component.

<RNDateTimePicker value={new Date()} />

maximumDate (optional)

Defines the maximum date that can be selected.

<RNDateTimePicker maximumDate={new Date(2300, 10, 20)} />

minimumDate (optional)

Defines the minimum date that can be selected.

<RNDateTimePicker minimumDate={new Date(1950, 0, 1)} />

timeZoneOffsetInMinutes (optional, iOS only)

Allows changing of the timeZone of the date picker. By default it uses the device's time zone.

// GMT+1
<RNDateTimePicker timeZoneOffsetInMinutes={60} />

locale (optional, iOS only)

Allows changing of the locale of the component. By default it uses the device's locale.

<RNDateTimePicker locale="es-ES" />

is24Hour (optional, Android only)

Allows changing of the time picker to a 24 hour format.

<RNDateTimePicker is24Hour={true} />

minuteInterval (optional, iOS only)

The interval at which minutes can be selected. Possible values are: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 20, 30

<RNDateTimePicker minuteInterval={10} />

Migration from the older components

RNDateTimePicker is the new common name used to represent the old versions of iOS and Android.

On Android, open picker modals will update the selected date and/or time if the prop value changes. For example, if a HOC holding state, updates the value prop. Previously the component used to close the modal and render a new one on consecutive calls.

DatePickerIOS

  • initialDate is deprecated, use value instead.

    // Before
    <DatePickerIOS initialValue={new Date()} />
    // Now
    <RNDateTimePicker value={new Date()} />
  • date is deprecated, use value instead.

    // Before
    <DatePickerIOS date={new Date()} />
    // Now
    <RNDateTimePicker value={new Date()} />
  • onChange now returns also the date.

    // Before
    onChange = (event) => {}
    <DatePickerIOS onChange={this.onChange} />
    // Now
    onChange = (event, date) => {}
    <RNDateTimePicker onChange={this.onChange} />
  • onDateChange is deprecated, use onChange instead.

    // Before
    setDate = (date) => {}
    <DatePickerIOS onDateChange={this.setDate} />
    // Now
    setDate = (event, date) => {}
    <RNDateTimePicker onChange={this.setDate} />

DatePickerAndroid

  • date is deprecated, use value instead.

    // Before
    try {
      const {action, year, month, day} = await DatePickerAndroid.open({
        date: new Date()
      });
    } catch ({code, message}) {
      console.warn('Cannot open date picker', message);
    }
    // Now
    <RNDateTimePicker mode="date" value={new Date()} />
  • minDate and maxDate are deprecated, use minimumDate and maximumDate instead.

    // Before
    try {
      const {action, year, month, day} = await DatePickerAndroid.open({
        minDate: new Date(),
        maxDate: new Date()
      });
    } catch ({code, message}) {
      console.warn('Cannot open date picker', message);
    }
    // Now
    <RNDateTimePicker mode="date" minimumDate={new Date()} maximumDate={new Date()} />
  • dateSetAction is deprecated, use onChange instead.

    // Before
    try {
      const {action, year, month, day} = await DatePickerAndroid.open();
      if (action === DatePickerAndroid.dateSetAction) {
        // Selected year, month (0-11), day
      }
    } catch ({code, message}) {
      console.warn('Cannot open date picker', message);
    }
    // Now
    setDate = (event, date) => {
      if (date !== undefined) {
        // timeSetAction
      }
    }
    <RNDateTimePicker mode="date" onChange={this.setDate} />
  • dismissedAction is deprecated, use onChange instead.

    // Before
    try {
      const {action, year, month, day} = await DatePickerAndroid.open();
      if (action === DatePickerAndroid.dismissedAction) {
        // Dismissed
      }
    } catch ({code, message}) {
      console.warn('Cannot open date picker', message);
    }
    // Now
    setDate = (event, date) => {
      if (date === undefined) {
        // dismissedAction
      }
    }
    <RNDateTimePicker mode="date" onChange={this.setDate} />

TimePickerAndroid

  • hour and minute are deprecated, use value instead.

    // Before
    try {
      const {action, hour, minute} = await TimePickerAndroid.open({
        hour: 14,
        minute: 0,
        is24Hour: false, // Will display '2 PM'
      });
      if (action !== TimePickerAndroid.dismissedAction) {
        // Selected hour (0-23), minute (0-59)
      }
    } catch ({code, message}) {
      console.warn('Cannot open time picker', message);
    }
    // Now
    // It will use the hour and minute defined in date
    <RNDateTimePicker mode="time" value={new Date()} />
  • timeSetAction is deprecated, use onChange instead.

    // Before
    try {
      const {action, hour, minute} = await TimePickerAndroid.open();
      if (action === TimePickerAndroid.timeSetAction) {
        // Selected hour (0-23), minute (0-59)
      }
    } catch ({code, message}) {
      console.warn('Cannot open time picker', message);
    }
    // Now
    setTime = (event, date) => {
      if (date !== undefined) {
        // Use the hour and minute from the date object
      }
    }
    <RNDateTimePicker mode="time" onChange={this.setTime} />
  • dismissedAction is deprecated, use onChange instead.

    // Before
    try {
      const {action, hour, minute} = await TimePickerAndroid.open();
      if (action === TimePickerAndroid.dismissedAction) {
        // Dismissed
      }
    } catch ({code, message}) {
      console.warn('Cannot open time picker', message);
    }
    // Now
    setTime = (event, date) => {
      if (date === undefined) {
        // dismissedAction
      }
    }
    <RNDateTimePicker mode="time" onChange={this.setTime} />

Contributing to the component

Clone, install

git clone https://github.com/react-native-community/react-native-datetimepicker.git
cd react-native-datetimepicker
npm install

Tests

Jest

npm install
npm run test

Detox

Detox is a gray box end-to-end testing and automation library for mobile apps.

For cleaning all the detox builds just run npm run detox:clean.

iOS
  • debug:

    # Debug requires to run Metro Bundler
    npm run start
    npm run detox:ios:build:debug
    npm run detox:ios:test:debug
  • release:

    npm run detox:ios:build:release
    npm run detox:ios:test:release
Android

An existing Android emulator is required to match the name defined in detox.configurations.android.emu.debug.name and detox.configurations.android.emu.release.name inside the package.json.

  • debug:

    # Debug requires to run Metro Bundler
    npm run start
    npm run detox:android:build:debug
    npm run detox:android:test:debug
  • release:

    npm run detox:android:build:release
    npm run detox:android:test:release

Running the example app

  1. Install required pods in example/ios by running pods install
  2. Run npm start to start Metro Bundler
  3. Run npm run start:ios or npm run start:android
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