An AngularDart2 Datepicker

  • wraps a lightweight js-lib (Pikaday, less than 5kb minified and gzipped)
  • one optinal dependency, if date format needs to be changed (Moment.js, less than 25kb minified and gzipped)
  • modular CSS classes for easy styling


If you do find bugs or have feature requests please submit them to the issues Also see the changelog


Import and use PikadayComponent into your AngularDart2 component:

import 'package:angular2/core.dart';
import 'package:pikaday_datepicker/pikaday_component.dart';

    selector: 'my-app',
    template: '''<h1>AngularDart2-datepicker</h1>
                 <pikaday [(day)]="selectedDay" format="DD-MM-YYYY"
                          firstDay="1" minDate="2010-1-1" maxDate="2025-12-31">
                 <div>selectedDay: {{selectedDay | date}}</div>''',
    directives: const [PikadayComponent]
class AppComponent {
  DateTime selectedDay = new DateTime(2016, 12, 14);

Don't forget to include links to the js-libs into your html-file:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="pikaday.css">
<script src="moment.js"></script>
<script src="pikaday.js"></script>

Moment.js is used for advanced formatting and is optional (but you'll likely use it).


PikadayComponent has many useful options:

  • two-way data binding:
    • day the DateTime instance to display/update
  • one-way attribues (which can be provided as instance of type String or there real type (int/bool/DateTime with format yyyy-mm-dd))
    • showDayOnInit make the day the initial selected value
    • placeholder sets the placeholder of the pikaday-inputfield
    • bound automatically show/hide the datepicker on input field focus (default true if field is set)
    • position preferred position of the datepicker relative to the form field, e.g.: top right, bottom right Note: automatic adjustment may occur to avoid datepicker from being displayed outside the viewport, see (default to 'bottom left')
    • reposition can be set to false to not reposition datepicker within the viewport, forcing it to take the configured position (default: true)
    • format the output format used within the input element (requires Moment.js for custom formatting)
    • formatStrict the default flag for moment's strict date parsing (requires Moment.js for custom formatting)
    • firstDay first day of the week (0: Sunday, 1: Monday, etc)
    • minDate the minimum/earliest date that can be selected (this should be a native Date object - e.g. new Date() or moment().toDate())
    • maxDate the maximum/latest date that can be selected (this should be a native Date object - e.g. new Date() or moment().toDate())
    • disableWeekends disallow selection of Saturdays or Sundays
    • yearRange number of years either side (e.g. 10) or array of upper/lower range (e.g. [1900,2015])
    • showWeekNumber show the ISO week number at the head of the row (default false)
    • isRTL reverse the calendar for right-to-left languages
    • i18n language defaults for month and weekday names (see internationalization example on Pikaday)
    • yearSuffix additional text to append to the year in the title
    • showMonthAfterYear render the month after year in the title (default false)
    • showDaysInNextAndPreviousMonths render days of the calendar grid that fall in the next or previous months to the current month instead of rendering an empty table cell (default: true)
    • numberOfMonths number of visible calendars
    • mainCalendarIsLeft when numberOfMonths is used, this will help you to choose where the main calendar will be (default true/left, can be set to false/right). Only used for the first display or when a selected date is not already visible
    • theme define a classname that can be used as a hook for styling different themes (default null)


Thanks to David Bushell for writing Pikaday.

Copyright © 2016 Stephan Schröder | BSD & MIT license