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The JavaScript DatePicker is a lightweight and mobile-friendly control that allows end users to enter or select a date value. It has month, year, and decade view options to quickly navigate to the desired date. It supports minimum dates, maximum dates, and disabled dates to restrict date selection.

JavaScript DatePicker or JS date selector with masked date input

Mask Date Input

Enter valid dates in the correct format and avoid data input errors during data entry.

Month or year picker

Select only a month or a year as a value (Month Picker or Year Picker) from a pop-up calendar.

Custom date format

Change the default culture’s specific date format in the text box to improve readability or to enter the date properly in JS DatePicker.

Date selection within a date range

Restrict the the users from selecting a date within the particular range of dates by using the min and max.

Disabled dates

Disable any date in the JS DatePicker to show it as an inactive date. Easily prevent weekends and holidays from being selected by disabling them in the pop-up calendar.

Form support and date validation

Date values are validated within a minimum and maximum range to enforce entering only a valid date value. In a form component, integrate the form validation plugin to perform custom validation in the date text box.

Form support and date validation in HTML5 Datepicker

Multi-language DatePicker

Update the culture-specific date format and first day of the week, and translate the names of months, days, and today button text to any supported language with the globalization features.

Custom DatePicker

Apart from the standard, built-in themes, the appearance of the control can be customized to suit your application style.

Customization in JavaScript DatePicker


The JavaScript DatePicker control allows for full customization of the input element and the calendar. This lets you match it to the design of your application and create a seamless user experience.

Highlight weekends

Highlight any date in a year or every weekend in a month as special days using custom styling.

Change first day of week

Auto-update the first day of the week based on the specified culture or change it based on your application.

Week number

Show the week number of the selected day in the pop-up calendar by enabling the week number option in JavaScript Datepicker.

Islamic DatePicker

In addition to the Gregorian DatePicker, the DatePicker in JS supports displaying the Islamic DatePicker (Hijri DatePicker).

Other supported frameworks

The DatePicker component is also available in Blazor, React, Angular, and Vue frameworks. Check out the different DatePicker platforms from the links below,

Web accessibility

  • Fully supports WAI-ARIA accessibility that helps the DatePicker be accessed by on screen readers and assistive devices.
  • Follows WAI-ARIA best practices for implementing keyboard interaction.
  • Uses WCAG 2.0-based design for UI element visuals such as foreground color, background color, line spacing, text and images
  • Supports right-to-left (RTL) direction for users working in right-to-left languages like Hebrew and Arabic.

Mobile-friendly responsive DatePicker UI

The Date Picker in JS (JavaScript DatePicker) provides a responsive mode that gives an adaptive, redesigned UI appearance for mobile devices.

Developer-friendly API’s

You have control over all the UI elements and behaviors of the JS Datepicker controls with a rich set of developer-friendly APIs to provide the best experience to your end users.

Built-in themes

The HTML5 DatePicker supports several built-in themes such as Material, Bootstrap, Fabric (Office 365), Tailwind CSS, and high contrast. Users can customize any one of these built-in themes or create new themes to achieve their own desired look and feel either by simply overriding SASS variables or using our Theme Studio application.

JavaScript DatePicker Code Example

Easily get started with the JavaScript DatePicker using a few simple lines of HTML and TS code example as demonstrated below. Also explore our JavaScript DatePicker Example that shows you how to render and configure a DatePicker in JavaScript.

<div class="col-lg-12 control-section">
    <div id="wrapper">
        <input id="datepicker" type="text" />
import { loadCultureFiles } from '../common/culture-loader';
import { DatePicker } from '@syncfusion/ej2-calendars';
 * Default DatePicker sample
    let datepicker: DatePicker = new DatePicker({});


Frequently Asked Questions

The Syncfusion JavaScript DatePicker provides the following features:

  • Automatically adjust display position based on view page.
  • Customize the content with icons, images, or a dynamic AJAX template.
  • Enhance the open and close of a popover with out-of-the box animations.
  • One of the best JavaScript DatePicker in the market that offers feature-rich UI to interact with the software.
  • Simple configuration and API.
  • Supports all modern browsers.
  • Mobile-touch friendly and responsive.
  • Expansive learning resources such as demos and documentation to learn quickly and get started with JS DatePicker.

You can find our JavaScript DatePicker demo, which demonstrates how to render and configure the DatePicker.

No, this is a commercial product and requires a paid license. However, a free community license is also available for companies and individuals whose organizations have less than $1 million USD in annual gross revenue, 5 or fewer developers, and 10 or fewer total employees.

A good place to start would be our comprehensive getting started documentation.

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