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Getting started with Angular Calendar component

22 Nov 2022 / 5 minutes to read

The following section explains the steps required to create a simple Calendar component and also it demonstrates the basic usage of the Calendar. To get started quickly with angular DropDownList component using angular CLI, you can check the video below.

Dependencies

Install the below required dependency package in order to use the Calendar component in your application.

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|-- @syncfusion/ej2-angular-calendars
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-angular-base
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-base
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-calendars
        |-- @syncfusion/ej2-lists
        |-- @syncfusion/ej2-inputs
          |-- @syncfusion/ej2-splitbuttons
        |-- @syncfusion/ej2-popups
            |-- @syncfusion/ej2-buttons

Setup Angular environment

Angular provides the easiest way to set angular CLI projects using Angular CLI tool.

Install the CLI application globally to your machine.

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npm install -g @angular/cli

Create a new application

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ng new syncfusion-angular-calendar

By default, it install the CSS style base application. To setup with SCSS, pass —style=scss argument on create project.

Example code snippet.

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ng new syncfusion-angular-calendar --style=scss

Navigate to the created project folder.

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cd syncfusion-angular-calendar

Installing Syncfusion Calendar package

Syncfusion packages are distributed in npm as @syncfusion scoped packages. You can get all the Angular Syncfusion package from npm link.

Currently, Syncfusion provides two types of package structures for Angular components,

  1. Ivy library distribution package format
  2. Angular compatibility compiler(Angular’s legacy compilation and rendering pipeline) package.

Ivy library distribution package

Syncfusion Angular packages(>=20.2.36) has been moved to the Ivy distribution to support the Angular Ivy rendering engine and the package are compatible with Angular version 12 and above. To download the package use the below command.

Add @syncfusion/ej2-angular-calendars package to the application.

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npm install @syncfusion/ej2-angular-calendars --save

Angular compatibility compiled package(ngcc)

For Angular version below 12, you can use the legacy (ngcc) package of the Syncfusion Angular components. To download the ngcc package use the below.

Add @syncfusion/ej2-angular-calendars@ngcc package to the application.

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npm install @syncfusion/ej2-angular-calendars@ngcc --save

To mention the ngcc package in the package.json file, add the suffix -ngcc with the package version as below.

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@syncfusion/ej2-angular-calendars:"20.2.38-ngcc"

Note: If the ngcc tag is not specified while installing the package, the Ivy Library Package will be installed and this package will throw a warning.

Registering Calendar module

Import Calendar module into Angular application(src/app/app.module.ts) from the package@syncfusion/ej2-angular-calendars.

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import { NgModule }      from '@angular/core';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
// import the CalendarModule for the Calendar component
import { CalendarModule } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-calendars';
import { AppComponent }  from './app.component';

@NgModule({
  //declaration of CalendarModule into NgModule
  imports:      [ BrowserModule, CalendarModule ],
  declarations: [ AppComponent ],
  bootstrap:    [ AppComponent ]
})
export class AppModule { }

Adding CSS reference

The following CSS files are available in ../node_modules/@syncfusion package folder. This can be referenced in [src/styles.css] using following code.

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@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-base/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-popups/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-lists/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-calendars/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-angular-calendars/styles/material.css';

If you want to refer the combined component styles, please make use of our CRG (Custom Resource Generator) in your application.

Adding Calendar component

Modify the template in [src/app/app.component.ts] file to render the Calendar component. by using <ejs-calendar> selector.

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import { Component } from '@angular/core';

@Component({
  selector: 'app-root',
  template: `<!-- To Render Calendar -->
         <ejs-calendar></ejs-calendar>`
})
export class AppComponent  { }

Running the application

After completing the configuration required to render a basic Calendar, run the following command to display the output in your default browser.

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ng serve

The following example illustrates the output in your browser

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app.component.ts
app.module.ts
main.ts
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import { Component } from '@angular/core';

@Component({
selector: 'app-root',
template: `
<!-- To Render Calendar -->
<ejs-calendar></ejs-calendar>`
})
export class AppComponent {
constructor() {
}
}
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import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
//Syncfusion ej2-angular-calendars module
import { CalendarModule } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-calendars';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';


/**
 * Module
 */
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        BrowserModule,
        CalendarModule //declaration of ej2-angular-calendars module into NgModule
    ],
    declarations: [AppComponent],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
})
export class AppModule { }
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import { platformBrowserDynamic } from '@angular/platform-browser-dynamic';
import { enableProdMode } from '@angular/core';
import { AppModule } from './app.module';

enableProdMode();
platformBrowserDynamic().bootstrapModule(AppModule);

Setting the value, min and max dates

The following example demonstrates how to set the value, min and max dates on initializing the Calendar. Here the Calendar allows you to select a date within a range from 9th to 15th. To know more about range restriction in Calendar, please refer this page.

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app.component.ts
app.module.ts
main.ts
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import { Component } from '@angular/core';

@Component({
selector: 'app-root',
template: `
          <!-- Sets the value, min and max -->
          <ejs-calendar [value]='dateValue' [min]='minDate' [max]='maxDate'></ejs-calendar>
    `
})
export class AppComponent {
public month: number = new Date().getMonth();
public fullYear: number = new Date().getFullYear();
public dateValue: Date = new Date(this.fullYear, this.month , 11);
public minDate: Date = new Date(this.fullYear, this.month , 9);
public maxDate: Date = new Date(this.fullYear, this.month, 15);
constructor() {
}
}
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import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
//Syncfusion ej2-angular-calendars module
import { CalendarModule } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-calendars';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';


/**
 * Module
 */
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        BrowserModule,
        CalendarModule //declaration of ej2-angular-calendars module into NgModule
    ],
    declarations: [AppComponent],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
})
export class AppModule { }
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import { platformBrowserDynamic } from '@angular/platform-browser-dynamic';
import { enableProdMode } from '@angular/core';
import { AppModule } from './app.module';

enableProdMode();
platformBrowserDynamic().bootstrapModule(AppModule);

You can refer to our Angular Calendar feature tour page for its groundbreaking feature representations. You can also explore our Angular Calendar example that shows how to render the Calendar in Angular.

See Also