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will_pickdate by tazsingh

Easy to use and well designed date picker widget with year in decades, month in year, day of month, and time of day support.

Most date pickers only support day of month. If you want to pick a time, you would require another time picker widget. This is both bad UX and bad UI.
With will_pickdate, you can do all that and more within a single well designed widget.

Clicking on the title will take you to the previous view, while selecting a year, month, or day will take you to the next view.
You can also use the mousewheel to increment and decrement all fields in the time picker.





With Time Selection (requires jquery.mousewheel):

  timePicker: true

Code to generate the above example:

  timePicker: true,
  format: 'j F Y @ h:iA',
  inputOutputFormat: 'Y-m-d H:i:s'


pickerClass:        'wpd' // CSS class namespace
days:               ['Sunday', 'Monday', 'Tuesday', 'Wednesday',
                     'Thursday', 'Friday', 'Saturday']
months:             ['January', 'February', 'March', 'April', 'May',
                     'June', 'July', 'August', 'September', 'October',
                     'November', 'December']
dayShort:           2 // Number of letters to display for each day
monthShort:         3 // Number of letters to display for each month
startDay:           0 // Sunday (0) through Saturday (6) - be aware that
                      // this may affect your layout, since the days on
                      // the right might have a different margin
timePicker:         false
timePickerOnly:     false
yearPicker:         true
militaryTime:       false
yearsPerPage:       20
format:             'd-m-Y'
allowEmpty:         false
inputOutputFormat:  'U' // default to unix timestamp
animationDuration:  400
useFadeInOut:       !$.browser.msie // dont fade for IE
startView:          'month' // values in { time, month, year, decades }
positionOffset:     { x: 0, y: 0 }
minDate:            null // { 
                         //   date: '[date-string]',
                         //   format: '[date-string-interpretation-format]'
                         // }
maxDate:            null // same as minDate
debug:              false
toggleElements:     null
initializeDate:     null // Set this to a Date object


onShow:   $.noop    // triggered when will_pickdate pops up
onClose:  $.noop   // triggered after will_pickdate is closed (destroyed)
onSelect: $.noop  // triggered when a date is selected
                  // passes the selected Date object as a argument


jquery.mousewheel if you would like to use the time picker


Tasveer Singh (tazsingh)
Adam St. John (astjohn)

Take a look at the contributors page for a full list of contributors.

Inspired By

MooTools DatePicker


You can download this project in either zip or tar formats.

You can also clone the project with Git by running:

$ git clone git://