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The following are examples of supported markup. On their own, these will not provide a datepicker widget; you will need to instantiate the datepicker on the markup.


The simplest case: focusing the input (clicking or tabbing into it) will show the picker.

<input type="text" class="form-control" value="02-16-2012">


Adding the date class to an input-group bootstrap component will allow the input-group-addon elements to trigger the picker.

<div class="input-group date">
    <input type="text" class="form-control" value="12-02-2012">
    <div class="input-group-addon">
        <span class="glyphicon glyphicon-th"></span>


Using the input-daterange construct with multiple child inputs will instantiate one picker per input and link them together to allow selecting ranges.

<div class="input-group input-daterange">
    <input type="text" class="form-control" value="2012-04-05">
    <div class="input-group-addon">to</div>
    <input type="text" class="form-control" value="2012-04-19">

Note that that input-daterange itself does not implement the datepicker methods. Methods should be directly called to the inputs. For example:

$('.input-daterange input').each(function() {

inline or embedded

Instantiating the datepicker on a simple div will give an embedded picker that is always visible.

<div data-date="12/03/2012"></div>

Example to save the embedded datepicker value to a hidden field

<div id="datepicker" data-date="12/03/2012"></div>
<input type="hidden" id="my_hidden_input">
$('#datepicker').on('changeDate', function() {