A Dart Datepicker usable (with dart:html)

  • wraps a lightweight js-lib (Pikaday, less than 5kb minified and gzipped)
  • one optinal dependency, if date format needs to be changed (Moment.js, less than 25kb minified and gzipped)
  • modular CSS classes for easy styling


If you do find bugs or have feature requests please submit them to the issues Also see the changelog


html-file config

Link to the Pikaday-js library (with it's css file) and the optional but highly advisable Moment.js library (for advanced date formating) in your index.html-file:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="pikaday.css">
<script src="moment.js"></script>
<script src="pikaday.js"></script>

Download a local copy of those libs, put them in or under the directory your index.html file is in, an link accordingly.

dart-file usage

Check out the example under web.

Import and use PikadayParams and upgradeInputToDatepicker(...) into your dart code:

import 'dart:html';
import 'package:intl/intl.dart';
import 'package:pikaday_datepicker/pikaday_datepicker.dart';

void main() {
  final inputElem = new InputElement() ..placeholder="select a day";
  final outputElem = new DivElement();

  final params = new PikadayParams()
    ..defaultDay = new DateTime(2015, 2, 1)

  final dayFormatter = new DateFormat('MMM dd, yyyy');
  updateOutput(DateTime selectedDay){
    outputElem.text = "selectedDay: ${dayFormatter.format(selectedDay)}";

  // make the input a pikaday-datepicker
  upgradeInputToDatepicker(inputElem, updateOutput, params);

  // wire the elements to the page
  final appDiv = querySelector("#datepickerShowcase");
  appDiv.text = "";


PikadayParams has many useful options, which can be provided as instance of type String or their real type (int/bool/DateTime with format yyyy-mm-dd):

  • defaultDay doesn't what it sounds like
  • showDayOnInit display defaultDay in inputfield on startup, otherwise show no date, but use defaultDay when opening the picker-dialog
  • bound automatically show/hide the datepicker on input field focus (default true if field is set)
  • position preferred position of the datepicker relative to the form field, e.g.: top right, bottom right Note: automatic adjustment may occur to avoid datepicker from being displayed outside the viewport, see (default to 'bottom left')
  • reposition can be set to false to not reposition datepicker within the viewport, forcing it to take the configured position (default: true)
  • format the output format used within the input element (requires Moment.js for custom formatting)
  • formatStrict the default flag for moment's strict date parsing (requires Moment.js for custom formatting)
  • firstDay first day of the week (0: Sunday, 1: Monday, etc)
  • minDate the minimum/earliest date that can be selected (this should be a native Date object - e.g. new Date() or moment().toDate())
  • maxDate the maximum/latest date that can be selected (this should be a native Date object - e.g. new Date() or moment().toDate())
  • disableWeekends disallow selection of Saturdays or Sundays
  • yearRange number of years either side (e.g. 10) or array of upper/lower range (e.g. [1900,2015])
  • showWeekNumber show the ISO week number at the head of the row (default false)
  • isRTL reverse the calendar for right-to-left languages
  • i18n language defaults for month and weekday names (see internationalization example on Pikaday)
  • yearSuffix additional text to append to the year in the title
  • showMonthAfterYear render the month after year in the title (default false)
  • showDaysInNextAndPreviousMonths render days of the calendar grid that fall in the next or previous months to the current month instead of rendering an empty table cell (default: true)
  • numberOfMonths number of visible calendars
  • mainCalendarIsLeft when numberOfMonths is used, this will help you to choose where the main calendar will be (default true/left, can be set to false/right). Only used for the first display or when a selected date is not already visible
  • theme define a classname that can be used as a hook for styling different themes (default null)

Common problems

  • console error msg: constructor not a function

The Dart-Wrapper can't access the Pikaday-JS-constructor. You probably forgot to link to the js-lib itself in index.html:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="pikaday.css">
<script src="moment.js"></script>
<script src="pikaday.js"></script>


Thanks to David Bushell for writing Pikaday.

Copyright © 2017 Stephan Schröder | BSD & MIT license