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Getting Started

This section briefly explains how to create a simple TimePicker component, and configure its available functionalities in TypeScript using Essential JS 2 quickstart seed repository.

Dependencies

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

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

Set up your development environment

To get started with TimePicker component, you can 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 project is preconfigured with common settings (src/styles/styles.css, system.config.js ) to start all Essential JS 2 components.

[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 TimePicker component, need to import TimePicker 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-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 TimePicker to the application

Add the HTML input element for TimePicker to your index.html.

[src/index.html]

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

<head>
    <title>Essential JS 2 TimePicker 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: 20px 0px; width:250px">
        <!--element to render the TimePicker-->
        <input id="element"/>
    </div>

</body>

</html>

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

import { TimePicker } from '@syncfusion/ej2-calendars';
import { enableRipple } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';

//enable ripple style
enableRipple(true);

// initialize timepicker component
let timeObject: TimePicker = new TimePicker({
    placeholder: 'Select a Time'
});

// render initialized timepicker
timeObject.appendTo('#element');

Run the application

Use the following command to run the application in the browser.

npm run start

The following example shows a basic TimePicker.

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

//enable ripple style
enableRipple(true);

// creates the simple timepicker component
let timeObject: TimePicker = new TimePicker({
    placeholder: 'Select a Time'
});
timeObject.appendTo('#element');
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>Essential JS 2 TimePicker 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" />
    <!--style reference from the TimePicker component-->
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/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" />
    <link href="style.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 type='text' id='element' />
    </div>
</body>

</html>

Now, the TimePicker renders with default culture as American English(‘en-US’). For a different culture, refer to the Globalization section.

Setting the value, min, and max time

The following example demonstrates how to set the value, min, and max time on initializing the TimePicker. The TimePicker allows you to select the time value within a range from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

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app.ts
index.html
import { TimePicker } from '@syncfusion/ej2-calendars';
import { enableRipple } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';

//enable ripple style
enableRipple(true);

let month: number = new Date().getMonth();
let fullYear: number = new Date().getFullYear();
let date: number = new Date().getDate();

// creates timepicker with min max property
let timeObject: TimePicker = new TimePicker({
    // Sets the min.
    min: new Date(fullYear, month , date,7),
    //Sets the max.
    max: new Date(fullYear, month, date, 16),
    // Sets the value.
    value: new Date(fullYear, month , date, 13)
});
timeObject.appendTo('#element');
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>Essential JS 2 TimePicker 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" />
    <!--style reference from the TimePicker component-->
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/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" />
    <link href="style.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 type='text' id='element' />
    </div>
</body>

</html>

Setting the time format

Time formats is a way of representing the time value in different string format in textbox and popup list. By default, the TimePicker’s format is based on the culture. You can also customize the format by using the format property. To know more about the time format standards, refer to the Date and Time Format section.

The following example demonstrates the TimePicker component in 24 hours format with 60 minutes interval. The time interval is set to 60 minutes by using the step property.

Source
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app.ts
index.html
import { TimePicker } from '@syncfusion/ej2-calendars';
import { enableRipple } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';

//enable ripple style
enableRipple(true);

// creates the simple timepicker component
let timeObject: TimePicker = new TimePicker({
    value: new Date(),
    // sets the format property to display the time value in 24 hours format.
    format: 'HH:mm',
    // specify the interval value.
    step: 60,
});
timeObject.appendTo('#element');
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>Essential JS 2 TimePicker 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" />
    <!--style reference from the TimePicker component-->
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/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" />
    <link href="style.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 type='text' id='element' />
    </div>
</body>

</html>

Once the time format property is defined, it will be applicable to all the cultures.

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