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Getting started with JavaScript DateTimePicker control

This section briefly explains about how to create and configure a simple DateTimePicker component.

Dependencies

The following list of dependencies are required to use DateTimePicker component in your application.

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

Set up your development environment

To start the DateTimePicker component, clone the Essential JS 2 quickstart application, and install the packages by using the following commands.

git clone https://github.com/syncfusion/ej2-quickstart.git quickstart
cd quickstart
npm install

The application is preconfigured with all the EJ2 dependencies. For better understanding, remove common settings (src/styles/styles.css, system.config.js ) to get started with the DateTimePicker component.

[src/system.config.js]

System.config({
    paths: {
        'npm:': './node_modules/',
        'syncfusion:': 'npm:@syncfusion/'
    },
    map: {
        app: 'app',

        //Syncfusion packages mapping
        "@syncfusion/ej2-base": "syncfusion:ej2-base/dist/ej2-base.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-inputs": "syncfusion:ej2-inputs/dist/ej2-inputs.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-popups": "syncfusion:ej2-popups/dist/ej2-popups.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-lists": "syncfusion:ej2-lists/dist/ej2-lists.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-data": "syncfusion:ej2-data/dist/ej2-data.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-buttons": "syncfusion:ej2-buttons/dist/ej2-buttons.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-splitbuttons": "syncfusion:ej2-splitbuttons/dist/ej2-splitbuttons.umd.min.js",
        "@syncfusion/ej2-calendars": "syncfusion:ej2-calendars/dist/ej2-calendars.umd.min.js",
    },
    packages: {
        'app': { main: 'app', defaultExtension: 'js' }
    }
});

System.import('app');

Adding Style sheet to the Application

To render the DateTimePicker component, need to import DateTimePicker and its dependent component’s styles as given below in style.css.

@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-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.

Add DateTimePicker to the application

Add the HTML input element with an ID attribute as element for DateTimePicker to your index.html file.

[src/index.html]

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>Essential JS 2 DateTimePicker component</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no" />
    <meta name="description" content="Essential JS 2" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="resources/favicon.ico" />
    <link href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.7/css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />

    <!--style reference from app-->
    <link href="/styles/styles.css" rel="stylesheet" />

    <!--system js reference and configuration-->
    <script src="node_modules/systemjs/dist/system.src.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script src="system.config.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
    <div style="margin: 50px;">
        <!--element which is going to render the DateTimePicker-->
        <input id="element"/>
    </div>

</body>

</html>

Import the DateTimePicker component to your app.ts and append it to the #element [src/app/app.ts].

import { DateTimePicker } from '@syncfusion/ej2-calendars';

// initialize datetimepicker component
let datetimepicker: DateTimePicker = new DateTimePicker();
datetimepicker.appendTo('#element');

Run the application

Use the npm run start command to run the application in the browser.

npm run start

The following example shows a basic DateTimePicker.

Source
Preview
app.ts
index.html
import { DateTimePicker } from '@syncfusion/ej2-calendars';
// creates a simple datetimepicker component
let datetimepicker: DateTimePicker = new DateTimePicker({
//sets the place holder
placeholder:"Select DateTime"
});
datetimepicker.appendTo('#element');
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>Essential JS 2 DateTimePicker control</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <!--style reference from the DateTimePicker component-->
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-calendars/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
</head>

<body>
    <div id='loader'>LOADING....</div>
    <div id='container'>
        <input id='element' type="text" />
    </div>
</body>

</html>

Setting the min and max

The minimum and maximum date time can be defined with the help of min and max property. The following example demonstrates to set the min and max on initializing the DateTimePicker.

Source
Preview
app.ts
index.html
import { DateTimePicker } from '@syncfusion/ej2-calendars';

let month: number = new Date().getMonth();
let fullYear: number = new Date().getFullYear();
// creates a datetimepicker with minimum and maximum date time
let datetimepicker: DateTimePicker = new DateTimePicker({
// Sets the min.
    min: new Date(fullYear, month , 22, 12),
    //Sets the max.
    max: new Date(fullYear, month, 25, 17),
});
datetimepicker.appendTo('#element');
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>Essential JS 2 DateTimePicker control</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <!--style reference from the DateTimePicker component-->
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-calendars/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
</head>

<body>
    <div id='loader'>LOADING....</div>
    <div id='container'>
        <input id='element' type="text" />
    </div>
</body>

</html>

 If the value of min or max properties changed through code behind, then you have to update the value property to set within the range.

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