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Getting started with Angular DateRangePicker component

02 Dec 2022 / 4 minutes to read

The following section explains the steps required to create a simple DateRangePicker component and also it demonstrates the basic usage of the DateRangePicker.

Dependencies

Install the below required dependency packages in order to use the DateRangePicker 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-daterangepicker

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-daterangepicker --style=scss

Navigate to the created project folder.

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cd syncfusion-angular-daterangepicker

Installing Syncfusion DateRangePicker 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 DateRangePicker module

Import DateRangePicker 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 DateRangePickerModule for the DateRangPicker component
import { DateRangePickerModule } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-calendars';
import { AppComponent }  from './app.component';

@NgModule({
  //declaration of DateRangePickerModule into NgModule
  imports:      [ BrowserModule, DateRangePickerModule ],
  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 DateRangePicker component

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

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

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

Running the application

After completing the configuration required to render a basic DateRangePicker, 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: `<ejs-daterangepicker></ejs-daterangepicker>`
})
export class AppComponent {
constructor() {
}
}
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import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { FormsModule } from '@angular/forms';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { DateRangePickerModule } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-calendars';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';


/**
 * Module
 */
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        BrowserModule,
        FormsModule,
        DateRangePickerModule
    ],
    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 start and end date

The start and end date in a range can be set by using startDate and endDate properties. To know more about range restriction in DateRangePicker, please refer this page.

The below example demonstrates the DateRangePicker with startDate and endDate.

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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: `<ejs-daterangepicker placeholder='Select a range' [startDate]='start' [endDate]='end'></ejs-daterangepicker>`
})
export class AppComponent {
public month: number = new Date().getMonth();
public fullYear: number = new Date().getFullYear();
public start: Date = new Date(this.fullYear, this.month - 1 , 7);
public end: Date = new Date(this.fullYear, this.month, 25);
constructor() {
}
}
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import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { FormsModule } from '@angular/forms';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { DateRangePickerModule } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-calendars';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';


/**
 * Module
 */
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        BrowserModule,
        FormsModule,
        DateRangePickerModule
    ],
    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 Date Range Picker feature tour page for its groundbreaking feature representations. You can also explore our Angular Date Range Picker example that shows how to render the Date Range Picker in Angular.

See Also