Topic: Disable datepicker

tano pro asked 5 years ago

Actual behavior In case I want to set disable state I got an exception Cannot read property 'nativeElement' of undefined. I've found the cause. There's an ngIf='!inline' which cause that the dateInput is not initialized correctly, so you should use viewchildren instead of viewchild or [hidden] instead of ngif


Damian Gemza staff answered 5 years ago

Okay, now I see this. Thanks for your report!

We'll resolve this problem soon.

Best Regards,


tano pro answered 5 years ago

I use reactive form, nothing special:

 <mdb-date-picker mdbValidate formControlName="date"></mdb-date-picker>


new FormControl({ value, disabled:true })

The exception is thrown from MDBDatePickerComponent setDisabledState method since the this.dateInput is undefined what is reasonable. The template:

<div class="mydp picker" [ngClass]="{'picker--opened': showSelector}" [ngStyle]="{'width': opts.width}" *ngIf="!inline">

you can't use @ViewChild('dateInput') dateInput: ElementRef; because of the *ngIf="!inline". You should use ViewChildren which is initialized in afterviewinited phrase. or use setter

set dateInputField(value){ 
    this.dateInput = value; 

Damian Gemza staff answered 5 years ago

Dear @tano

Please attach the code which you're using, and causes you problems - We don't know if you're using the Datepicker disabled property, or native element disabled.

Best Regards,


Arkadiusz Idzikowski staff answered 5 years ago


How can we reproduce this problem? How do you add the disabled state to the date picker component?

tano pro commented 5 years ago


Simply set disabled during declaration new FormControl({ value, disabled }, question.validators) or in ngAfterViewInit.

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  • ForumUser: Pro
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  • Technology: MDB Angular
  • MDB Version: 7.5.0
  • Device: PC
  • Browser: Chrome
  • OS: Win10
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