Bootstrap Date Picker MDB Pro component

Bootstrap date picker is a plugin that adds function of selecting time without necessity of using custom JavaScript code.

Basic example

Basic usage:

Initialization required

To use our Material DatePicker you have to initialize it first with the code below.

Initialization code:

// Data Picker Initialization


<div class="md-form">
    <input placeholder="Selected date" type="text" id="date-picker-example" class="form-control datepicker">
    <label for="date-picker-example">Try me...</label>

Note: Javascript numeration

Months in a JavaScript Date object are zero-indexed. Meaning, new Date(2015, 3, 20) is 20 April, 2016.

To stay consistent with this, whenever an integer is used in reference to a month, pickadate treats it as zero-indexed. Dates as strings are still parsed as expected.


With the basic invocation above, these are the default settings:

// Strings and translations
monthsFull: ['January', 'February', 'March', 'April', 'May', 'June', 'July', 'August', 'September', 'October', 'November', 'December'],
monthsShort: ['Jan', 'Feb', 'Mar', 'Apr', 'May', 'Jun', 'Jul', 'Aug', 'Sep', 'Oct', 'Nov', 'Dec'],
weekdaysFull: ['Sunday', 'Monday', 'Tuesday', 'Wednesday', 'Thursday', 'Friday', 'Saturday'],
weekdaysShort: ['Sun', 'Mon', 'Tue', 'Wed', 'Thu', 'Fri', 'Sat'],
showMonthsShort: undefined,
showWeekdaysFull: undefined,

// Buttons
today: 'Today',
clear: 'Clear',
close: 'Close',

// Accessibility labels
labelMonthNext: 'Next month',
labelMonthPrev: 'Previous month',
labelMonthSelect: 'Select a month',
labelYearSelect: 'Select a year',

// Formats
format: 'd mmmm, yyyy',
formatSubmit: undefined,
hiddenPrefix: undefined,
hiddenSuffix: '_submit',
hiddenName: undefined,

// Editable input
editable: undefined,

// Dropdown selectors
selectYears: undefined,
selectMonths: undefined,

// First day of the week
firstDay: undefined,

// Date limits
min: undefined,
max: undefined,

// Disable dates
disable: undefined,

// Root picker container
container: undefined,

// Hidden input container
containerHidden: undefined,

// Close on a user action
closeOnSelect: true,
closeOnClear: true,

// Events
onStart: undefined,
onRender: undefined,
onOpen: undefined,
onClose: undefined,
onSet: undefined,
onStop: undefined,

// Classes
klass: {

  // The element states
  input: 'picker__input',
  active: 'picker__input--active',

  // The root picker and states *
  picker: 'picker',
  opened: 'picker--opened',
  focused: 'picker--focused',

  // The picker holder
  holder: 'picker__holder',

  // The picker frame, wrapper, and box
  frame: 'picker__frame',
  wrap: 'picker__wrap',
  box: 'picker__box',

  // The picker header
  header: 'picker__header',

  // Month navigation
  navPrev: 'picker__nav--prev',
  navNext: 'picker__nav--next',
  navDisabled: 'picker__nav--disabled',

  // Month & year labels
  month: 'picker__month',
  year: 'picker__year',

  // Month & year dropdowns
  selectMonth: 'picker__select--month',
  selectYear: 'picker__select--year',

  // Table of dates
  table: 'picker__table',

  // Weekday labels
  weekdays: 'picker__weekday',

  // Day states
  day: 'picker__day',
  disabled: 'picker__day--disabled',
  selected: 'picker__day--selected',
  highlighted: 'picker__day--highlighted',
  now: 'picker__day--today',
  infocus: 'picker__day--infocus',
  outfocus: 'picker__day--outfocus',

  // The picker footer
  footer: 'picker__footer',

  // Today, clear, & close buttons
  buttonClear: 'picker__button--clear',
  buttonClose: 'picker__button--close',
  buttonToday: 'picker__button--today'


Table of Contents:

  1. Strings
  2. Buttons
  3. Accessibility labels
  4. Translations
  5. Formats
  6. Send the hidden value only
  7. Pre-fill values using custom formats or translations
  8. Formatting rules
  9. Editable input
  10. Using html5 attributes
  11. Dropdown selectors
  12. First weekday
  13. Date limits
  14. Disable dates
  15. Close on a user action
  16. Events


Change the month and weekday labels as you find suitable:

  weekdaysShort: ['Su', 'Mo', 'Tu', 'We', 'Th', 'Fr', 'Sa'],
  showMonthsShort: true


Change the text or hide a button completely by passing a false-y value:

  today: '',
  clear: 'Clear selection',
  close: 'Cancel'

Accessibility labels

Change the title attributes to several elements within the picker:

  labelMonthNext: 'Go to the next month',
  labelMonthPrev: 'Go to the previous month',
  labelMonthSelect: 'Pick a month from the dropdown',
  labelYearSelect: 'Pick a year from the dropdown',
  selectMonths: true,
  selectYears: true


The picker can be extended to add support for internationalization. Translations for over 40 languages are available out of the box, which you can include in one of two ways:

// Extend the default picker options for all instances.
$.extend($.fn.pickadate.defaults, {
  monthsFull: ['Janvier', 'Février', 'Mars', 'Avril', 'Mai', 'Juin', 'Juillet', 'Août', 'Septembre', 'Octobre', 'Novembre', 'Décembre'],
  weekdaysShort: ['Dim', 'Lun', 'Mar', 'Mer', 'Jeu', 'Ven', 'Sam'],
  today: 'aujourd\'hui',
  clear: 'effacer',
  formatSubmit: 'yyyy/mm/dd'

// Or, pass the months and weekdays as an array for each invocation.
  monthsFull: ['Janvier', 'Février', 'Mars', 'Avril', 'Mai', 'Juin', 'Juillet', 'Août', 'Septembre', 'Octobre', 'Novembre', 'Décembre'],
  weekdaysShort: ['Dim', 'Lun', 'Mar', 'Mer', 'Jeu', 'Ven', 'Sam'],
  today: 'aujourd\'hui',
  clear: 'effacer',
  formatSubmit: 'yyyy/mm/dd'


When using translations, specify the formatSubmit and data-value to ensure the date parses correctly regardless of locale.


Display a human-friendly format and use an alternate one to submit to the server.

This is done by creating a new hidden input element with the same name attribute as the original with an optional prefix/suffix:

  // Escape any “rule” characters with an exclamation mark (!).
  format: 'You selecte!d: dddd, dd mmm, yyyy',
  formatSubmit: 'yyyy/mm/dd',
  hiddenPrefix: 'prefix__',
  hiddenSuffix: '__suffix'

Send the hidden value only

A majority of the time, the value that needs to be sent to the server is just the hidden value – and not the visible one. To make this happen, use the hiddenName option.

This essentially nullifies the hiddenPrefix and hiddenSuffix, strips the name attribute from the source input, and then sets it as the name of the hidden input:

  weekdaysShort: ['Su', 'Mo', 'Tu', 'We', 'Th', 'Fr', 'Sa'],
  showMonthsShort: true

Pre-fill values using custom formats or translations

When using a custom formatting rule for the format option or when using translations, the input element should be given a data-value attribute formatted using the formatSubmit – the element’s value can be left blank. This helps to parse the date from custom formats into various languages:

<input data-value="2015/04/20">

Formatting rules

The following rules can be used to format any date:

Rule Description Result
d Date of the month 1 – 31
dd Date of the month with a leading zero 01 – 31
ddd Day of the week in short form Sun – Sat
dddd Day of the week in full form Sunday – Saturday
m Month of the year 1 – 12
mm Month of the year with a leading zero 01 – 12
mmm Month name in short form Jan – Dec
mmmm Month name in full form January – December
yy Year in short form * 00 – 99
yyyy Year in full form 2000 – 2999


If you use the yy rule in the format option, you must specify the yyyy rule in the formatSubmit option with the appropriate data-value attribute to ensure the date parses accurately.

Never use the yy rule in the formatSubmit option.

Editable input

By default, typing into the input is disabled by giving it a readOnly attribute. Doing so ensures that virtual keyboards don’t pop open on touch devices. It is also a confirmation that values passed to the server will be of a consistent format.

However, this behavior can be changed using the editable option:

  editable: true


An important thing to note here is that this disables keyboard bindings on the input element, such as arrow keys opening the picker. You will have to add your own bindings as you see fit.

Using html5 attributes

Because each input is readOnly by default, HTML5 attributes, such as required and pattern, do not get enforced.

To enable default browser behavior on these attributes, set the editable property to true.

Display select menus to pick the month and year. Anything truth-y enables the selectors and anything false-y switches them into text:

  selectYears: true,
  selectMonths: true

You can also specify the number of years to show in the dropdown using an even integer - half before and a half after the year in focus:

  // `true` defaults to 10.
  selectYears: 4

First weekday

The first day of the week can be set to either Sunday or Monday. Anything truth-y sets it as Monday and anything false-y as Sunday:

  firstDay: 1

Date limits

Set the minimum and maximum selectable dates on the picker.

1. using javascript dates:

  min: new Date(2015,3,20),
  max: new Date(2015,7,14)

2. using arrays formatted as [YEAR,MONTH,DATE]

  min: [2015,3,20],
  max: [2015,7,14]

3. using integers or a boolean

  // An integer (positive/negative) sets it relative to today.
  min: -15,
  // `true` sets it to today. `false` removes any limits.
  max: true

Disable dates

Disable a specific or arbitrary set of dates selectable on the picker.

1. using javascript dates

  disable: [
    new Date(2015,3,13),
    new Date(2015,3,29)

2. using arrays formatted as [YEAR,MONTH,DATE]

  disable: [

3. using integers as days of the week (1 to 7)

  disable: [
    1, 4, 7

4. using objects as a range of dates

  disable: [
    { from: [2016,2,14], to: [2016,2,27] }


The values for from & to can be:

- A JavaScript Date object,

- An array formatted as [YEAR,MONTH,DATE],

- And true to set it as “today”.

The values can also be integers representing dates relative to the other:

- to can only be positive:

{ from: [2016,3,12], to: 10 }

- from can only be negative:

{ from: -10, to: true }

5. disabling all with a set of exceptions

Enable only a specific or arbitrary set of dates by setting true as the first item in the collection:

  disable: [
    1, 4, 7,
    new Date(2015,3,13),
    new Date(2015,3,29)

6. disabling ranges with exceptions

Enable dates that fall within a range of disabled dates by adding the inverted parameter to the item within the collection:

  disable: [
    [2015, 10, 21, 'inverted'],
    { from: [2016, 3, 15], to: [2016, 3, 25] },
    [2016, 3, 20, 'inverted'],
    { from: [2016, 3, 17], to: [2016, 3, 18], inverted: true }

Close on a user action

When a date is selected or the “clear” button is pressed, the picker closes. To change this behavior, use the following options:

  closeOnSelect: false,
  closeOnClear: false


Fire off events as the user interacts with the picker:

  onStart: function() {
    console.log('Hello there :)')
  onRender: function() {
    console.log('Whoa.. rendered anew')
  onOpen: function() {
    console.log('Opened up')
  onClose: function() {
    console.log('Closed now')
  onStop: function() {
    console.log('See ya.')
  onSet: function(context) {
    console.log('Just set stuff:', context)