A Dart Datepicker usable as a AngularDart2 component

  • uses PikadayDart which 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



Link to the Pikaday-js library (with it's css file) and the optional but highly advisable Moment.js library (for advanced date formating) in your index.html-file:

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

Download a local copy of those libs, put them in or under the directory your index.html file is in, an link accordingly.


Check out the example under web!

Import and use PikadayComponent into your AngularDart2 component:

import 'package:angular2/core.dart';
import 'package:pikaday_datepicker/pikaday_angular2.dart';

    selector: 'my-app',
    template: '''<h1>AngularDart2-datepicker</h1>
                 <pikaday [(day)]="selectedDay" format="DD-MM-YYYY"
                          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);

Basic/Vanilla Dart Usage

If you're looking for a datepicker within a plain Dart project (no angular2), check out PikadayDart package instead.

Angular2 component - Configuration

PikadayComponent has many useful options:

  • two-way data binding:
    • day the DateTime instance to display/update (replacing defaultDay from PikadayParams)
  • one-way attributes
    • cssClasses setting css classes on input (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)

Common problems

  • console error msg: constructor not a function

The Dart-Wrapper can't access the Pikaday-JS-constructor. You probably forgot to link to the js-lib itself in index.html:

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


Thanks to David Bushell for writing Pikaday.

Copyright © 2017 Stephan Schröder | BSD & MIT license