DateBox

The DateBox is a widget that displays date and time in a specified format, and enables a user to pick or type in the required date/time value.

Included in: dx.mobile.js, dx.web.js, dx.viz-web.js, dx.all.js
Module: ui/date_box
Export: default
DateBox interactive configuration
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$("#datebox").dxDateBox({
});

                    

You can create the widget using one of the following approaches.

jQuery
JavaScript
HTML
$(function () {
    $("#dateBox").dxDateBox({
        min: new Date(2000, 0, 1),
        max: new Date(2029, 11, 31),
        value: new Date()
    });
});
<div id="dateBox"></div>
Angular
HTML
TypeScript
<dx-date-box
    [min]="minDate"
    [max]="maxDate"
    [(value)]="currentDate">
</dx-date-box>
export class AppComponent {
    minDate = new Date(2000, 0, 1);
    maxDate = new Date(2029, 11, 31);
    currentDate = new Date();
}
AngularJS
HTML
JavaScript
<div ng-controller="DemoController">
    <div dx-date-box="{
        min: minDate,
        max: maxDate,
        bindingOptions: {
            value: 'currentDate'
        }
    }"></div>
</div>
angular.module('DemoApp', ['dx'])
    .controller("DemoController", function ($scope) {
        $scope.minDate = new Date(2000, 0, 1);
        $scope.maxDate = new Date(2029, 11, 31);
        $scope.currentDate = new Date();
    });
Knockout
HTML
JavaScript
<div data-bind="dxDateBox: {
    min: new Date(2000, 0, 1),
    max: new Date(2029, 11, 31),
    value: currentDate
}"></div>
var viewModel = {
    currentDate: ko.observable(new Date())
};
ko.applyBindings(viewModel);
ASP.NET MVC Controls
Razor C#
Razor VB
@(Html.DevExtreme().DateBox()
    .ID("dateBox")
    .Min(new DateTime(2000, 1, 1))
    .Max(new DateTime(2029, 12, 31))
    .Value(DateTime.Now)
)
@(Html.DevExtreme().DateBox() _
    .ID("dateBox") _
    .Min(New DateTime(2000, 1, 1)) _
    .Max(New DateTime(2029, 12, 31)) _
    .Value(DateTime.Now)
)

Note that DevExtreme widgets require you to link the jQuery library to your application. If you use the Knockout or AngularJS approach, the Knockout or AngularJS library is also required. For detailed information on linking these libraries to your project, refer to the topics in the Installation section.

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Configuration

An object defining configuration options for the DateBox widget.

Name Description
acceptCustomValue

Specifies whether or not the widget allows an end-user to enter a custom value.

accessKey

Specifies the shortcut key that sets focus on the widget.

activeStateEnabled

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

adaptivityEnabled

Specifies whether or not adaptive widget rendering is enabled on a small screen.

applyButtonText

The text displayed on the Apply button.

applyValueMode

Specifies the way an end-user applies the selected value.

cancelButtonText

The text displayed on the Cancel button.

dateOutOfRangeMessage

Specifies the message displayed if the specified date is later than the max value or earlier than the min value.

dateSerializationFormat

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

deferRendering

Specifies whether widget content is rendered when the widget is shown or when rendering the widget.

disabled

Specifies whether the widget responds to user interaction.

displayFormat

Specifies the date display format. Ignored if the pickerType option is 'native'

dropDownButtonTemplate

Specifies a custom template for the drop-down button.

elementAttr

Specifies the attributes to be attached to the widget's root element.

focusStateEnabled

Specifies whether the widget can be focused using keyboard navigation.

height

Specifies the widget's height.

hint

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

hoverStateEnabled

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

inputAttr

Specifies the attributes to be passed on to the underlying HTML element.

interval

Specifies the interval between neighboring values in the popup list in minutes.

invalidDateMessage

Specifies the message displayed if the typed value is not a valid date or time.

isValid

Specifies whether the editor's value is valid.

max

The last date that can be selected within the widget.

maxLength

Specifies the maximum number of characters you can enter into the textbox.

maxZoomLevel

Specifies the maximum zoom level of a calendar, which is used to pick the date.

min

The minimum date that can be selected within the widget.

minZoomLevel

Specifies the minimal zoom level of a calendar, which is used to pick the date.

name

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

onChange

A handler for the change event.

onClosed

A handler for the closed event.

onContentReady

A handler for the contentReady event. Executed when the widget's content is ready. This handler may be executed multiple times during the widget's lifetime depending on the number of times its content changes.

onCopy

A handler for the copy event.

onCut

A handler for the cut event.

onDisposing

A handler for the disposing event. Executed when the widget is removed from the DOM using the remove(), empty(), or html() jQuery methods only.

onEnterKey

A handler for the enterKey event.

onFocusIn

A handler for the focusIn event.

onFocusOut

A handler for the focusOut event.

onInitialized

A handler for the initialized event. Executed only once, after the widget is initialized.

onInput

A handler for the input event.

onKeyDown

A handler for the keyDown event.

onKeyPress

A handler for the keyPress event.

onKeyUp

A handler for the keyUp event.

onOpened

A handler for the opened event.

onOptionChanged

A handler for the optionChanged event. Executed after an option of the widget is changed.

onPaste

A handler for the paste event.

onValueChanged

A handler for the valueChanged event.

opened

Specifies whether or not the drop-down editor is displayed.

pickerType

Specifies the type of the date/time picker.

placeholder

Specifies a placeholder for the input field.

readOnly

A Boolean value specifying whether or not the widget is read-only.

rtlEnabled

Switches the widget to a right-to-left representation.

showClearButton

Specifies whether to display the Clear button in the widget.

spellcheck

Specifies whether or not the widget checks the inner text for spelling mistakes.

tabIndex

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

text

The read-only option that holds the text displayed by the widget input element.

type

A format used to display date/time information.

validationError

Holds the object that defines the error that occurred during validation.

validationMessageMode

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

value

An object or a value specifying the date and time currently selected using the date box.

valueChangeEvent

Specifies DOM event names that update a widget's value.

visible

Specifies whether the widget is visible.

width

Specifies the widget's width.

Methods

This section describes members used to manipulate the widget.

Name Description
beginUpdate()

Prevents the widget from refreshing until the endUpdate() method is called.

blur()

Removes focus from the input element.

close()

Closes the drop-down editor.

content()

Returns an HTML element of the popup window content.

defaultOptions(rule)

Specifies the device-dependent default configuration options for this component.

element()

Gets the root element of the widget.

endUpdate()

Refreshes the widget after a call of the beginUpdate() method.

field()

Returns an <input> element of the widget.

focus()

Sets focus to the input element representing the widget.

instance()

Returns this widget's instance. Use it to access other methods of the widget.

off(eventName)

Detaches all event handlers from the specified event.

off(eventName, eventHandler)

Detaches a particular event handler from the specified event.

on(eventName, eventHandler)

Subscribes to a specified event.

on(events)

Subscribes to the specified events.

open()

Opens the drop-down editor.

option()

Gets the widget's options.

option(optionName)

Gets a specific option value.

option(optionName, optionValue)

Assigns a new value to a specific option.

option(options)

Sets one or more options.

registerKeyHandler(key, handler)

Registers a handler to be executed when a user presses a specific key.

repaint()

Repaints the widget. Call it if you made modifications that changed the widget's state to invalid.

reset()

Resets the value option to the default value.

Events

This section describes events fired by this widget.

Name Description
change

Fires when a change within the widget's input element is committed by an end user.

closed

Fires after a drop-down list has been hidden.

contentReady

Raised when the widget's content is ready.

copy

Fires after the widget's input has been copied.

cut

Fires after the Cut DOM event has fired.

disposing

Raised when the widget is removed from the DOM using the remove(), empty(), or html() jQuery methods only.

enterKey

Fires after the Enter key has been pressed within the widget's input element.

focusIn

Fires after the widget's input has been focused.

focusOut

Fires after the widget's input element has lost focus.

initialized

Raised only once, after the widget is initialized.

input

Fires when a value within the widget's input element is changed by an end user.

keyDown

Fires when a key is pressed down within the widget's input element.

keyPress

Fires when the keypress DOM event has been raised for the current input element.

keyUp

Fires when a key is released within the widget's input element.

opened

Fires when the drop-down editor is shown.

optionChanged

Raised after an option of the widget is changed.

paste

Fires after the widget's input has been pasted.

valueChanged

Fires when the editor value changes.

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