DateInput JAVASCRIPT UI Component API

DateInput Javascript API

Class

DateInput

DateInput specifies an input field where the user can enter a date. It also has a popup with a Calendar that allows to pick a date.

Selector

smart-date-input

Properties

Events

Methods

Properties

animation"none" | "simple" | "advanced"

Sets or gets the animation mode. Animation is disabled when the property is set to 'none'

Allowed Values

  • "none" - animation is disabled
  • "simple" - ripple animation is disabled
  • "advanced" - all animations are enabled

Default value

"advanced"

Example

Set the animation property.

 <smart-date-input animation='none'></smart-date-input>

Set the animation property by using the HTML Element's instance.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 dateinput.animation = 'simple';

Get the animation property.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 let animation = dateinput.animation;

autoCloseboolean

Determines whether the calendar button pop-up will be closed automatically when date or time is selected through it.

Default value

false

Example

Set the autoClose property.

 <smart-date-input auto-close></smart-date-input>

Set the autoClose property by using the HTML Element's instance.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 dateinput.autoClose = false;

Get the autoClose property.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 let autoClose = dateinput.autoClose;

autoCloseDelaynumber

Determines the delay before the calendar pop-up is automatically closed. Applicable only when autoClose is set to true.

Default value

500

Example

Set the autoCloseDelay property.

 <smart-date-input auto-close-delay='0'></smart-date-input>

Set the autoCloseDelay property by using the HTML Element's instance.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 dateinput.autoCloseDelay = 100;

Get the autoCloseDelay property.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 let autoCloseDelay = dateinput.autoCloseDelay;

dateTimeFormatobject

Determines the format of the dates displayed in the input. Accepts valid ECMAScript Internationalization API format. Intl.DateTimeFormat is used to format date strings in JavaScript. By default the date format is 'numeric'. The default value is: { day: 'numeric', month: 'numeric', year: 'numeric' }

Default value

null

Properties

dateTimeFormat

day"numeric" | "2-digit"

Day format.

Default value

"numeric"

month"numeric" | "2-digit" | "narrow" | "short" | "long"

Month format.

Default value

"numeric"

year"numeric" | "2-digit"

Year format.

Default value

"numeric"

Example

Set the dateTimeFormat property by using the HTML Element's instance.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 dateinput.dateTimeFormat.dateTimeFormat = { day: '2-digit', month: 'short' };

Get the dateTimeFormat property.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 let dateTimeFormat = dateinput.dateTimeFormat.dateTimeFormat;

disabledboolean

Enables or disables the element.

Default value

false

Example

Set the disabled property by using the HTML Element's instance.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 dateinput.dateTimeFormat.disabled = false;

Get the disabled property.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 let disabled = dateinput.dateTimeFormat.disabled;

dropDownButtonPosition"none" | "left" | "right"

Determines the position of the drop down button.

Allowed Values

  • "none" - The drop down button is hidden and the element acts as a simple input.
  • "left" - A drop down button is displayed on the left side of the element. The element acts as a DropDownList or a ComboBox depending on the readonly property.
  • "right" - A drop down button is displayed on the right side of the element. The element acts as a DropDownList or a ComboBox depending on the readonly property.

Default value

"right"

Example

Set the dropDownButtonPosition property by using the HTML Element's instance.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 dateinput.dateTimeFormat.dropDownButtonPosition = 'right';

Get the dropDownButtonPosition property.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 let dropDownButtonPosition = dateinput.dateTimeFormat.dropDownButtonPosition;

dropDownHeightstring | number

Sets the height of the drop down. By default it's set to 'auto'.

Default value

auto

Example

Set the dropDownHeight property by using the HTML Element's instance.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 dateinput.dateTimeFormat.dropDownHeight = 500;

Get the dropDownHeight property.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 let dropDownHeight = dateinput.dateTimeFormat.dropDownHeight;

dropDownWidthstring | number

Sets the width of the drop down. By default it's set to an empty string. In this case the width of the drop down is controlled by a CSS variable.

Default value

""

Example

Set the dropDownWidth property by using the HTML Element's instance.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 dateinput.dateTimeFormat.dropDownWidth = 500;

Get the dropDownWidth property.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 let dropDownWidth = dateinput.dateTimeFormat.dropDownWidth;

inputPurposestring

Sets the purpose of the input and what, if any, permission the user agent has to provide automated assistance in filling out the element's input when in a form, as well as guidance to the browser as to the type of information expected in the element. This value corresponds to the standard HTML autocomplete attribute and can be set to values such as 'on', 'name', 'organization', 'street-address', etc.

Default value

"off"

Example

Set the inputPurpose property by using the HTML Element's instance.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 dateinput.dateTimeFormat.inputPurpose = 'country';

Get the inputPurpose property.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 let inputPurpose = dateinput.dateTimeFormat.inputPurpose;

localestring

Sets or gets the language. Used in conjunction with the property messages.

Default value

"en"

Example

Set the locale property by using the HTML Element's instance.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 dateinput.dateTimeFormat.locale = 'en';

Get the locale property.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 let locale = dateinput.dateTimeFormat.locale;

localizeFormatFunctionfunction

Callback used to customize the format of the messages that are returned from the Localization Module.

Example

Set the localizeFormatFunction property by using the HTML Element's instance.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 dateinput.dateTimeFormat.localizeFormatFunction = function(defaultMessage, message, messageArguments){return '...'};

Get the localizeFormatFunction property.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 let localizeFormatFunction = dateinput.dateTimeFormat.localizeFormatFunction;

maxany

Determines the max date for the Calendar displayed inside the popup.

Default value

new Date(2100, 1, 1)

Example

Set the max property by using the HTML Element's instance.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 dateinput.dateTimeFormat.max = new Date(2025, 0, 1);

Get the max property.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 let max = dateinput.dateTimeFormat.max;

messagesobject

Sets or gets an object specifying strings used in the widget that can be localized. Used in conjunction with the property locale.

Default value




"en": {

"propertyUnknownType": "'{{name}}' property is with undefined 'type' member!",

"propertyInvalidValue": "Invalid '{{name}}' property value! Actual value: {{actualValue}}, Expected value: {{value}}!",

"propertyInvalidValueType": "Invalid '{{name}}' property value type! Actual type: {{actualType}}, Expected type: {{type}}!",

"elementNotInDOM": "Element does not exist in DOM! Please, add the element to the DOM, before invoking a method.",

"moduleUndefined": "Module is undefined.",

"missingReference": "{{elementType}}: Missing reference to {{files}}.",

"htmlTemplateNotSuported": "{{elementType}}: Browser doesn't support HTMLTemplate elements.",

"invalidTemplate": "{{elementType}}: '{{property}}' property accepts a string that must match the id of an HTMLTemplate element from the DOM.",

"invalidNode": "{{elementType}}: Invalid parameter '{{node}}' when calling {{method}}."

}

Example

Set the messages property by using the HTML Element's instance.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 dateinput.dateTimeFormat.messages = {"en":{"propertyUnknownType":"'{{name}}' property is with undefined 'type' member!","propertyInvalidValue":"Invalid '{{name}}' property value! Actual value: {{actualValue}}, Expected value: {{value}}!","propertyInvalidValueType":"Invalid '{{name}}' property value type! Actual type: {{actualType}}, Expected type: {{type}}!","elementNotInDOM":"Element does not exist in DOM! Please, add the element to the DOM, before invoking a method.","moduleUndefined":"Module is undefined.","missingReference":"{{elementType}}: Missing reference to {{files}}.","htmlTemplateNotSuported":"{{elementType}}: Browser doesn't support HTMLTemplate elements.","invalidTemplate":"{{elementType}}: '{{property}}' property accepts a string that must match the id of an HTMLTemplate element from the DOM.","invalidNode":"{{elementType}}: Invalid parameter '{{node}}' when calling {{method}}."}};

Get the messages property.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 let messages = dateinput.dateTimeFormat.messages;

minany

Determines the min date for the Calendar displayed inside the popup.

Default value

new Date(1900, 1, 1)

Example

Set the min property by using the HTML Element's instance.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 dateinput.dateTimeFormat.min = new Date(2000, 1, 2);

Get the min property.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 let min = dateinput.dateTimeFormat.min;

namestring

Sets or gets the name attribute for the element. Name is used when submiting data inside an HTML form.

Default value

""

Example

Set the name property by using the HTML Element's instance.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 dateinput.dateTimeFormat.name = 'dropDown2';

Get the name property.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 let name = dateinput.dateTimeFormat.name;

openedboolean

Determines whether the drop down is opened or not.

Default value

false

Example

Set the opened property by using the HTML Element's instance.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 dateinput.dateTimeFormat.opened = false;

Get the opened property.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 let opened = dateinput.dateTimeFormat.opened;

placeholderstring

Determines the placeholder of the input.

Default value

""

Example

Set the placeholder property by using the HTML Element's instance.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 dateinput.dateTimeFormat.placeholder = 'Enter:';

Get the placeholder property.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 let placeholder = dateinput.dateTimeFormat.placeholder;

readonlyboolean

Determines whether ot not the user can enter text inside the input. if dropDownButtonPosition is set to 'left' or 'right' then readonly determines whether the element acts as a ComboBox or a DropDownList if a dataSource is provided.

Default value

false

Example

Set the readonly property by using the HTML Element's instance.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 dateinput.dateTimeFormat.readonly = false;

Get the readonly property.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 let readonly = dateinput.dateTimeFormat.readonly;

rightToLeftboolean

Sets or gets the value indicating whether the element is aligned to support locales using right-to-left fonts.

Default value

false

Example

Set the rightToLeft property by using the HTML Element's instance.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 dateinput.dateTimeFormat.rightToLeft = true;

Get the rightToLeft property.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 let rightToLeft = dateinput.dateTimeFormat.rightToLeft;

themestring

Determines the theme for the element. Themes define the look of the elements.

Default value

""

Example

Set the theme property by using the HTML Element's instance.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 dateinput.dateTimeFormat.theme = 'red';

Get the theme property.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 let theme = dateinput.dateTimeFormat.theme;

unfocusableboolean

If is set to true, the element cannot be focused.

Default value

false

Example

Set the unfocusable property by using the HTML Element's instance.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 dateinput.dateTimeFormat.unfocusable = false;

Get the unfocusable property.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 let unfocusable = dateinput.dateTimeFormat.unfocusable;

valueany

Sets or gets the value of the element. Expected value is: Date string, Date object or null.

Default value

""

Example

Set the value property by using the HTML Element's instance.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 dateinput.dateTimeFormat.value = 9/15/2020;

Get the value property.

 const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
 let value = dateinput.dateTimeFormat.value;

Events

changeCustomEvent

This event is triggered when the selection is changed.

  • Bubbles Yes
  • Cancelable No
  • Interface CustomEvent
  • Event handler property onChange

Arguments

evCustomEvent
ev.detailObject
ev.detail.label - The label of the new selected item.
ev.detail.oldLabel - The label of the item that was previously selected before the event was triggered.
ev.detail.oldValue - The value of the item that was previously selected before the event was triggered.
ev.detail.value - The value of the new selected item.

Methods

isDefaultPrevented

Returns true if the event was prevented by any of its subscribers.

Returns

boolean true if the default action was prevented. Otherwise, returns false.

preventDefault

The preventDefault() method prevents the default action for a specified event. In this way, the source component suppresses the built-in behavior that follows the event.

stopPropagation

The stopPropagation() method of the Event interface prevents further propagation of the current event in the capturing and bubbling phases.

Example

Set up the event handler of change event.

const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
dateinput.addEventListener('change', function (event) {
    const detail = event.detail,
        label = detail.label,
        oldLabel = detail.oldLabel,
        oldValue = detail.oldValue,
        value = detail.value;

	// event handling code goes here.
})

Methods

close(): void

Closes the drop down.


Invoke the close method.

const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
dateinput.close();

Try a demo showcasing the close method.

open(): void

Opens the drop down.


Invoke the open method.

const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
dateinput.open();

Try a demo showcasing the open method.

select(): void

Selects the text inside the input or if it is readonly then the element is focused.


Invoke the select method.

const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
dateinput.select();

getFormattedValue( value: string | Date, format?: any): void

Returns the value in the desired format.

Arguments

valuestring | Date

The value to be formatted by the method.

format?any

The object that contains the formatting properties. The argument should contain Intl.DateTimeFormat valid properties.


Invoke the getFormattedValue method.

const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
dateinput.getFormattedValue();

getValue(): void

Returns the date of the input.


Invoke the getValue method.

const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
dateinput.getValue();

setValue( value: string | Date): void

Sets the date of the input.

Arguments

valuestring | Date

The value to be set.


Invoke the setValue method.

const dateinput = document.querySelector('smart-date-input');
dateinput.setValue();