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Getting started with React DateTimePicker component

20 Apr 2021 / 3 minutes to read

This section explains you the steps required to create a simple DateTimePicker and demonstrate the basic usage of the DateTimePicker component.

To get start quickly with React DateTime Picker, you can check on this video:

Dependencies

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

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

Installation and configuration

You can use create-react-app to setup the applications. To install create-react-app run the following command.

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npm install -g create-react-app
  • To setup basic React sample use following commands.
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create-react-app quickstart --scripts-version=react-scripts-ts

cd quickstart

Adding Syncfusion packages

All the available Essential JS 2 packages are published in npmjs.com public registry. You can choose the component that you want to install. For this application, we are going to use DateTimePicker component.

To install DateTimePicker component, use the following command

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npm install @syncfusion/ej2-react-calendars –save

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 App.css.

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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-lists/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-react-calendars/styles/material.css";

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

Adding DateTimePicker component to the Application

  • To include the DateTimePicker component in application import the DateTimePickerComponent from ej2-react-calendars package in App.tsx.
  • Then add the DateTimePicker component as shown in below code example.

[src/App.tsx]

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// import the DateTimePickerComponent
import { DateTimePickerComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-calendars';
import * as React from 'react';
import './App.css';

export default class App extends React.Component<{}, {}> {
public render() {
    return <DateTimePickerComponent id="datetimepicker" />;
}
}

Run the application

Now run the npm start command in the console, it will run your application and open the browser window.

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npm start

The below examples shows the basic DateTimePicker component.

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index.tsx
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// import the datetimepickercomponent
import { DateTimePickerComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-calendars';
import * as React from 'react';
import * as ReactDOM from 'react-dom';

export default class App extends React.Component<{}, {}> {
public render() {
    return <DateTimePickerComponent id="datetimepicker" placeholder="Select a date and time"/>;
}
}
ReactDOM.render(<App />, document.getElementById('element'));

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. To know more about range restriction in DateTimePicker, please refer this page.

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index.tsx
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// import the datetimepicker component
import {DateTimePickerComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-calendars';
import * as React from 'react';
import * as ReactDOM from 'react-dom';

export default class App extends React.Component<{}, {}> {

// initialize the value, min and max
private minDate: Date = new Date("11/22/2019 12:00 PM");
private maxDate: Date = new Date("11/25/2019 5:00 PM");

public render() {
    return <DateTimePickerComponent id="datetimepicker" min={this.minDate} max={this.maxDate} />;
}
}
ReactDOM.render(<App />, document.getElementById('element'));

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