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Configuration

An object defining configuration properties for the Calendar UI component.

See Also

accessKey

Specifies the shortcut key that sets focus on the UI component.

Type:

String

Default Value: null

The value of this property will be passed to the accesskey attribute of the HTML element that underlies the UI component.

activeStateEnabled

Specifies whether or not the UI component changes its state when interacting with a user.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true

This property is used when the UI component is displayed on a platform whose guidelines include the active state change for UI components.

cellComponent

An alias for the cellTemplate property specified in React. Accepts a custom component. Refer to Using a Custom Component for more information.

cellRender

An alias for the cellTemplate property specified in React. Accepts a rendering function. Refer to Using a Rendering Function for more information.

cellTemplate

Specifies a custom template for calendar cells.

Type:

template

Template Data:
Name Type Description
date

Date

A Date object associated with the cell.

text

String

The cell's text.

view

String

The current view's name.

Default Name: 'cell'

dateSerializationFormat

Specifies the date-time value serialization format. Use it only if you do not specify the value at design time.

Type:

String

Default Value: undefined

Without a value, the UI component cannot detect its format. In this case, specify the dateSerializationFormat property that supports the following formats:

  • "yyyy-MM-dd" - a local date

  • "yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ss" - local date and time

  • "yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ssZ" - the UTC date and time

  • "yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ssx" - date and time with a timezone

This property applies only if the forceIsoDateParsing field is set to true in the global configuration object.

NOTE
If you are going to change the value using the API, make sure that it has the same format that you specified in this property.

disabled

Specifies whether the UI component responds to user interaction.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false

disabledDates

Specifies dates that users cannot select.

Type:

Array<Date>

|

Function

Function parameters:
data:

Object

Information about the checked date.

Object structure:
Name Type Description
component

Object

The UI component's instance.

date

Date

The currently checked date.

view

String

The current view.

Return Value:

Boolean

true if the date should be disabled; otherwise false.

Default Value: null

This property accepts an array of dates:

jQuery
index.js
$(function() {
    $("#calendarContainer").dxCalendar({
        // ...
        disabledDates: [ 
            new Date("07/1/2017"),  
            new Date("07/2/2017"), 
            new Date("07/3/2017") 
        ]
    });
});
Angular
app.component.html
app.component.ts
app.module.ts
<dx-calendar ...
    [disabledDates]="disabledDates">
</dx-calendar>
import { Component } from '@angular/core';

@Component({
    selector: 'app-root',
    templateUrl: './app.component.html',
    styleUrls: ['./app.component.css']
})
export class AppComponent {
    disabledDates: Date[] = [ 
        new Date("07/1/2017"),  
        new Date("07/2/2017"), 
        new Date("07/3/2017") 
    ];
}
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';

import { DxCalendarModule } from 'devextreme-angular';

@NgModule({
    declarations: [
        AppComponent
    ],
    imports: [
        BrowserModule,
        DxCalendarModule
    ],
    providers: [ ],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
})
export class AppModule { }
Vue
App.vue
<template>
    <DxCalendar ...
        :disabled-dates="disabledDates"
    />
</template>

<script>
import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.common.css';
import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.light.css';

import DxCalendar from 'devextreme-vue/calendar';

export default {
    components: {
        DxCalendar
    },
    data() {
        return {
            disabledDates: [ 
                new Date("07/1/2017"),  
                new Date("07/2/2017"), 
                new Date("07/3/2017") 
            ]
        }
    }
}
</script>
React
App.js
import React from 'react';

import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.common.css';
import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.light.css';

import Calendar from 'devextreme-react/calendar';

class App extends React.Component {
    constructor() {
        this.disabledDates = [ 
            new Date("07/1/2017"),  
            new Date("07/2/2017"), 
            new Date("07/3/2017") 
        ];
    }
    render() {
        return (
            <Calendar ...
                disabledDates={this.disabledDates} 
            />
        );
    }
}
export default App;

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Alternatively, pass a function to disabledDates. This function should define the rules that determine whether the checked date is disabled. A separate set of rules should target every view individually.

jQuery
index.js
$(function() {
    $("#calendarContainer").dxCalendar({
        // ...
        disabledDates: function(args) {
            const dayOfWeek = args.date.getDay();
            const month = args.date.getMonth();
            const isWeekend = args.view === "month" && (dayOfWeek === 0 || dayOfWeek === 6 );
            const isMarch = (args.view === "year" || args.view === "month") && month === 2;

            return isWeekend || isMarch;
        }
    });
});
Angular
app.component.html
app.component.ts
app.module.ts
<dx-calendar ...
    [disabledDates]="disableDates">
</dx-calendar>
import { Component } from '@angular/core';

@Component({
    selector: 'app-root',
    templateUrl: './app.component.html',
    styleUrls: ['./app.component.css']
})
export class AppComponent {
    disableDates(args) {
        const dayOfWeek = args.date.getDay();
        const month = args.date.getMonth();
        const isWeekend = args.view === "month" && (dayOfWeek === 0 || dayOfWeek === 6 );
        const isMarch = (args.view === "year" || args.view === "month") && month === 2;

        return isWeekend || isMarch;
    }
}
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';

import { DxCalendarModule } from 'devextreme-angular';

@NgModule({
    declarations: [
        AppComponent
    ],
    imports: [
        BrowserModule,
        DxCalendarModule
    ],
    providers: [ ],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
})
export class AppModule { }
Vue
App.vue
<template>
    <DxCalendar ...
        :disabled-dates="disableDates"
    />
</template>

<script>
import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.common.css';
import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.light.css';

import DxCalendar from 'devextreme-vue/calendar';

export default {
    components: {
        DxCalendar
    },
    methods: {
        disableDates(args) {
            const dayOfWeek = args.date.getDay();
            const month = args.date.getMonth();
            const isWeekend = args.view === "month" && (dayOfWeek === 0 || dayOfWeek === 6 );
            const isMarch = (args.view === "year" || args.view === "month") && month === 2;

            return isWeekend || isMarch;
        }
    }
}
</script>
React
App.js
import React from 'react';

import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.common.css';
import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.light.css';

import Calendar from 'devextreme-react/calendar';

class App extends React.Component {
    disableDates(args) {
        const dayOfWeek = args.date.getDay();
        const month = args.date.getMonth();
        const isWeekend = args.view === "month" && (dayOfWeek === 0 || dayOfWeek === 6 );
        const isMarch = (args.view === "year" || args.view === "month") && month === 2;

        return isWeekend || isMarch;
    }
    render() {
        return (
            <Calendar ...
                disabledDates={this.disableDates} 
            />
        );
    }
}
export default App;

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See Also

elementAttr

Specifies the global attributes to be attached to the UI component's container element.

Type:

Object

Default Value: {}

jQuery
$(function(){
    $("#calendarContainer").dxCalendar({
        // ...
        elementAttr: {
            id: "elementId",
            class: "class-name"
        }
    });
});
Angular
HTML
TypeScript
<dx-calendar ...
    [elementAttr]="{ id: 'elementId', class: 'class-name' }">
</dx-calendar>
import { DxCalendarModule } from "devextreme-angular";
// ...
export class AppComponent {
    // ...
}
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        // ...
        DxCalendarModule
    ],
    // ...
})
Vue
App.vue
<template>
    <DxCalendar ...
        :element-attr="calendarAttributes">
    </DxCalendar>
</template>

<script>
import DxCalendar from 'devextreme-vue/calendar';

export default {
    components: {
        DxCalendar
    },
    data() {
        return {
            calendarAttributes: {
                id: 'elementId',
                class: 'class-name'
            }
        }
    }
}
</script>
React
App.js
import React from 'react';

import Calendar from 'devextreme-react/calendar';

class App extends React.Component {
    calendarAttributes = {
        id: 'elementId',
        class: 'class-name'
    }

    render() {
        return (
            <Calendar ...
                elementAttr={this.calendarAttributes}>
            </Calendar>
        );
    }
}
export default App;

firstDayOfWeek

Specifies the first day of a week.

Type:

Number

Default Value: undefined
Accepted Values: 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

The property can take on a value from 0 to 6.

  • 0 - Sunday
  • 1 - Monday
  • 2 - Tuesday
  • 3 - Wednesday
  • 4 - Thursday
  • 5 - Friday
  • 6 - Saturday

By default, the value provided by the culture settings is used.

focusStateEnabled

Specifies whether the UI component can be focused using keyboard navigation.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true (desktop)

height

Specifies the UI component's height.

Type:

Number

|

String

|

Function

Return Value:

Number

|

String

The UI component's height.

Default Value: undefined

This property accepts a value of one of the following types:

  • Number
    The height in pixels.

  • String
    A CSS-accepted measurement of height. For example, "55px", "80%", "inherit".

  • Function
    A function returning either of the above. For example:

    JavaScript
    height: function() {
        return window.innerHeight / 1.5;
    }
NOTE

The UI component's minimum height depends on the current theme. If the height property value is less than the minimum height, the UI component height is set to the minimum value, ignoring the specified value. Below is a list of minimum calendar sizes depending on the current theme.

  • Generic - 280x270
  • Android - 290x260
  • iOS - 260x260

hint

Specifies text for a hint that appears when a user pauses on the UI component.

Type:

String

Default Value: undefined

hoverStateEnabled

Specifies whether the UI component changes its state when a user pauses on it.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true

isValid

Specifies or indicates whether the editor's value is valid.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true

NOTE
When you use async rules, isValid is true if the status is "pending" or "valid".
See Also

max

The latest date the UI component allows to select.

Type:

Date

|

Number

|

String

Default Value: new Date(3000, 0)

maxZoomLevel

Specifies the maximum zoom level of the calendar.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'month'
Accepted Values: 'century' | 'decade' | 'month' | 'year'

min

The earliest date the UI component allows to select.

Type:

Date

|

Number

|

String

Default Value: new Date(1000, 0)

minZoomLevel

Specifies the minimum zoom level of the calendar.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'century'
Accepted Values: 'century' | 'decade' | 'month' | 'year'

name

The value to be assigned to the name attribute of the underlying HTML element.

Type:

String

Default Value: ''

Specify this property if the UI component lies within an HTML form that will be submitted.

onDisposing

A function that is executed before the UI component is disposed of.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
Name Type Description
component

Calendar

The UI component's instance.

element

HTMLElement | jQuery

The UI component's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model

Object

Model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

Default Value: null

onInitialized

A function used in JavaScript frameworks to save the UI component instance.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
Name Type Description
component

Calendar

The UI component's instance.

element

HTMLElement | jQuery

The UI component's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

Default Value: null

See Also

onOptionChanged

A function that is executed after a UI component property is changed.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
Name Type Description
component

Calendar

The UI component's instance.

fullName

String

The path to the modified property that includes all parent properties.

name

String

The modified property if it belongs to the first level. Otherwise, the first-level property it is nested into.

value any

The modified property's new value.

element

HTMLElement | jQuery

The UI component's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model

Object

Model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

Default Value: null

The following example shows how to subscribe to component property changes:

jQuery
index.js
$(function() {
    $("#calendarContainer").dxCalendar({
        // ...
        onOptionChanged: function(e) {
            if(e.name === "changedProperty") {
                // handle the property change here
            }
        }
    });
});
Angular
app.component.html
app.component.ts
app.module.ts
<dx-calendar ...
    (onOptionChanged)="handlePropertyChange($event)"> 
</dx-calendar>
import { Component } from '@angular/core'; 

@Component({ 
    selector: 'app-root', 
    templateUrl: './app.component.html', 
    styleUrls: ['./app.component.css'] 
}) 

export class AppComponent { 
    // ...
    handlePropertyChange(e) {
        if(e.name === "changedProperty") { 
            // handle the property change here
        }
    }
}
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser'; 
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core'; 
import { AppComponent } from './app.component'; 
import { DxCalendarModule } from 'devextreme-angular'; 

@NgModule({ 
    declarations: [ 
        AppComponent 
    ], 
    imports: [ 
        BrowserModule, 
        DxCalendarModule 
    ], 
    providers: [ ], 
    bootstrap: [AppComponent] 
}) 

export class AppModule { }  
Vue
App.vue
<template> 
    <DxCalendar ...
        @option-changed="handlePropertyChange"
    />            
</template> 

<script> 
import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.common.css'; 
import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.light.css'; 
import DxCalendar from 'devextreme-vue/calendar'; 

export default { 
    components: { 
        DxCalendar
    }, 
    // ...
    methods: { 
        handlePropertyChange: function(e) {
            if(e.name === "changedProperty") {
                // handle the property change here
            }
        }
    } 
} 
</script> 
React
App.js
import React from 'react'; 
import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.common.css'; 
import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.light.css'; 

import Calendar from 'devextreme-react/calendar'; 

const handlePropertyChange = (e) => {
    if(e.name === "changedProperty") {
        // handle the property change here
    }
}

export default function App() { 
    return ( 
        <Calendar ...
            onOptionChanged={handlePropertyChange}
        />        
    ); 
} 

onValueChanged

A function that is executed after the UI component's value is changed.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
Name Type Description
component

Calendar

The UI component's instance.

element

HTMLElement | jQuery

The UI component's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

event

Event (jQuery or EventObject)

The event that caused the function to execute. It is a dxEvent or a jQuery.Event when you use jQuery. This field is undefined if the value is changed programmatically.

model

Object

Model data. Available only if Knockout is used.

previousValue

Object

The UI component's previous value.

value

Object

The UI component's new value.

Default Value: null

readOnly

Specifies whether the editor is read-only.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false

rtlEnabled

Switches the UI component to a right-to-left representation.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false

When this property is set to true, the UI component text flows from right to left, and the layout of elements is reversed. To switch the entire application/site to the right-to-left representation, assign true to the rtlEnabled field of the object passed to the DevExpress.config(config) method.

JavaScript
DevExpress.config({
    rtlEnabled: true
});

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showTodayButton

Specifies whether or not the UI component displays a button that selects the current date.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false

tabIndex

Specifies the number of the element when the Tab key is used for navigating.

Type:

Number

Default Value: 0

The value of this property will be passed to the tabindex attribute of the HTML element that underlies the UI component.

validationError

Information on the broken validation rule. Contains the first item from the validationErrors array.

Type:

Object

Default Value: null

See Also

validationErrors

An array of the validation rules that failed.

Type:

Array<Object>

Default Value: null

validationMessageMode

Specifies how the message about the validation rules that are not satisfied by this editor's value is displayed.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'auto'
Accepted Values: 'always' | 'auto'

The following property values are possible:

  • auto
    The tooltip with the message is displayed when the editor is in focus.
  • always
    The tooltip with the message is not hidden when the editor loses focus.

validationStatus

Indicates or specifies the current validation status.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'valid'
Accepted Values: 'valid' | 'invalid' | 'pending'

The following table illustrates the validation status indicators:

validationStatus Indicator
"pending" DevExtreme editor validation status: pending
"valid" DevExtreme editor validation status: valid
"invalid" DevExtreme editor validation status: invalid

value

An object or a value specifying the date and time currently selected in the calendar.

Type:

Date

|

Number

|

String

Default Value: null
Raised Events: valueChanged

You can specify the current UI component value using any of the following formats.

  • Date
    Specifies the date directly.

  • Number
    Specifies the date using a timestamp (total milliseconds since 1970/01/01).

  • String
    Specifies the date using a string value. The UI component supports the following formats of a date string.

    • "yyyy-MM-dd" (for example, "2017-03-06")
    • "yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ss" (for example, "2017-03-27T16:54:48")
    • "yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ssZ" (for example, "2017-03-27T13:55:41Z")
    • "yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ssx" (for example, "2017-03-27T16:54:10+03")

If the UI component value is changed by an end-user, the new value is saved in the same format as the initial value.

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visible

Specifies whether the UI component is visible.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true

width

Specifies the UI component's width.

Type:

Number

|

String

|

Function

Return Value:

Number

|

String

The UI component's width.

Default Value: undefined

This property accepts a value of one of the following types:

  • Number
    The width in pixels.

  • String
    A CSS-accepted measurement of width. For example, "55px", "80%", "auto", "inherit".

  • Function
    A function returning either of the above. For example:

    JavaScript
    width: function() {
        return window.innerWidth / 1.5;
    }
NOTE

The UI component has a minimum width that depends on the current theme. If the width property value is less than the minimum width, the UI component width is set to the minimum value, ignoring the specified value. Below is a list of minimum calendar sizes depending on the current theme.

  • Generic - 280x270
  • Android - 290x260
  • iOS - 260x260

zoomLevel

Specifies the current calendar zoom level.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'month'
Accepted Values: 'century' | 'decade' | 'month' | 'year'
Raised Events: optionChanged

Zoom level determines the size of a date range displayed on a single calendar page.

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