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A datepicker Vue component. Compatible with Vue 2.x

NB. Vue 1.x was supported up to version v0.9.9. If you want to use this component with Vue 1.x you can install with npm install vuejs-datepicker@0.9.9


To view a demo online:

To view demo examples locally clone the repo and run npm install && npm run serve


npm install vuejs-datepicker --save
import Datepicker from 'vuejs-datepicker';
export default {
  // ...
  components: {
  // ...

Or use directly from a CDN

<div id="app">
<script src=""></script>
<script src=""></script>
const app = new Vue({
  el: '#app',
  components: {
<!-- French language example -->
<div id="app">
  <vuejs-datepicker :language="fr"></vuejs-datepicker>
<script src=""></script>
<script src=""></script>
<script src=""></script>
const app = new Vue({
  el: '#app',
  data() {
    return {
      fr: vdp_translation_fr.js
  components: {



value prop if passed should be a Date object

var state = {
  date: new Date(2016, 9,  16)
<datepicker :value=""></datepicker>

support name attribute for normal html form submission

<datepicker :value="" name="uniquename"></datepicker>

Using v-model

<datepicker v-model="" name="uniquename"></datepicker>

Emits events

<datepicker @selected="doSomethingInParentComponentFunction" @opened="datepickerOpenedFunction" @closed="datepickerClosedFunction">

Inline always open version

<datepicker :inline="true"></datepicker>

Available props

Prop Type Default Description
value Date|String Date value of the datepicker
name String Input name property
id String Input id
format String|Function dd MMM yyyy Date formatting string or function
full-month-name Boolean false To show the full month name
language Object en Translation for days and months
disabled-dates Object See below for configuration
placeholder String Input placeholder text
inline Boolean To show the datepicker always open
calendar-class String|Object CSS class applied to the calendar el
input-class String|Object CSS class applied to the input el
wrapper-class String|Object CSS class applied to the outer div
monday-first Boolean false To start the week on Monday
clear-button Boolean false Show an icon for clearing the date
clear-button-icon String Use icon for button (ex: fa fa-times)
calendar-button Boolean false Show an icon that that can be clicked
calendar-button-icon String Use icon for button (ex: fa fa-calendar)
calendar-button-icon-content String Use for material-icons (ex: event)
day-cell-content Function Use to render custom content in day cell
bootstrap-styling Boolean false Output bootstrap v4 styling classes.
initial-view String minimumView If set, open on that view
disabled Boolean false If true, disable Datepicker on screen
required Boolean false Sets html required attribute on input
typeable Boolean false If true, allow the user to type the date
use-utc Boolean false use UTC for time calculations
open-date Date|String If set, open on that date
minimum-view String 'day' If set, lower-level views won't show
maximum-view String 'year' If set, higher-level views won't show


These events are emitted on actions in the datepicker

Event Output Description
opened The picker is opened
closed The picker is closed
selected Date|null A date has been selected
selectedDisabled Object A disabled date has been selected
input Date|null Input value has been modified
cleared Selected date has been cleared
changedMonth Object Month page has been changed
changedYear Object Year page has been changed
changedDecade Object Decade page has been changed

Date formatting

String formatter

NB. This is not very robust at all - use at your own risk! Needs a better implementation.

Token Desc Example
d day 1
dd 0 prefixed day 01
D abbr day Mon
su date suffix st, nd, rd
M month number (1 based) 1 (for Jan)
MM 0 prefixed month 01
MMM abbreviated month name Jan
MMMM month name January
yy two digit year 16
yyyy four digit year 2016

Function formatter

Delegates date formatting to provided function. Function will be called with date and it has to return formated date as a string. This allow us to use moment, date-fns, globalize or any other library to format date.

  methods: {
    customFormatter(date) {
      return moment(date).format('MMMM Do YYYY, h:mm:ss a');
<datepicker :format="customFormatter"></datepicker>

Disabled Dates

Dates can be disabled in a number of ways.

var state = {
  disabledDates: {
    to: new Date(2016, 0, 5), // Disable all dates up to specific date
    from: new Date(2016, 0, 26), // Disable all dates after specific date
    days: [6, 0], // Disable Saturday's and Sunday's
    daysOfMonth: [29, 30, 31], // Disable 29th, 30th and 31st of each month
    dates: [ // Disable an array of dates
      new Date(2016, 9, 16),
      new Date(2016, 9, 17),
      new Date(2016, 9, 18)
    ranges: [{ // Disable dates in given ranges (exclusive).
      from: new Date(2016, 11, 25),
      to: new Date(2016, 11, 30)
    }, {
      from: new Date(2017, 1, 12),
      to: new Date(2017, 2, 25)
    // a custom function that returns true if the date is disabled
    // this can be used for wiring you own logic to disable a date if none
    // of the above conditions serve your purpose
    // this function should accept a date and return true if is disabled
    customPredictor: function(date) {
      // disables the date if it is a multiple of 5
      if(date.getDate() % 5 == 0){
        return true
<datepicker :disabled-dates="state.disabledDates"></datepicker>

Highlighted Dates

Dates can be highlighted (e.g. for marking an appointment) in a number of ways. Important: By default disabled dates are ignored, to highlight disabled dates set the includeDisabled property to true. Note: Both to and from properties are required to define a range of dates to highlight.

var state = {
  highlighted: {
    to: new Date(2016, 0, 5), // Highlight all dates up to specific date
    from: new Date(2016, 0, 26), // Highlight all dates after specific date
    days: [6, 0], // Highlight Saturday's and Sunday's
    daysOfMonth: [15, 20, 31], // Highlight 15th, 20th and 31st of each month
    dates: [ // Highlight an array of dates
      new Date(2016, 9, 16),
      new Date(2016, 9, 17),
      new Date(2016, 9, 18)
    // a custom function that returns true of the date is highlighted
    // this can be used for wiring you own logic to highlight a date if none
    // of the above conditions serve your purpose
    // this function should accept a date and return true if is highlighted
    customPredictor: function(date) {
      // highlights the date if it is a multiple of 4
      if(date.getDate() % 4 == 0){
        return true
    includeDisabled: true // Highlight disabled dates
<datepicker :highlighted="state.highlighted"></datepicker>


Slots will help you customize content. .


Sometimes you need to show custom content before the calendar header. For such cases you can use the named slot beforeCalendarHeader.

An example would be to use bootstrap's input-group-prepend and input-group-append to show some custom text:

<datepicker :bootstrap-styling="true">
  <div slot="beforeCalendarHeader" class="calender-header">
    Choose a Date


To implement some custom styling (for instance to add an animated placeholder) on DateInput, you might need to add elements as DateInput siblings. Slot named afterDateInput allows you to do that:

  <span slot="afterDateInput" class="animated-placeholder">
    Choose a Date


Contributing guide - please use appropriate code from this list as the translation property.

  • Add your language as a module in the src/locale/translations dir.
  • Import and export it in the src/locale/index file
  • Add the Language to the available languages in the readme file.
  • Run npm run lint to make sure your code formatting is in line with the required code style.

How to apply language

Below script tag in component.

import {en, es} from 'vuejs-datepicker/dist/locale'

In component data.

data () {
    return {
      en: en,
      es: es


<datepicker :language="es"></datepicker>

Available languages

Abbr Language
af Afrikaans
ar Arabic
bg Bulgarian
bs Bosnian
ca Catalan
cs Czech
da Danish
de German
ee Estonian
el Greek
en English Default
es Spanish
fa Persian (Farsi)
fi Finnish
fo Faroese
fr French
ge Georgia
gl Galician
he Hebrew
hu Hungarian
hr Croatian
id Indonesian
is Icelandic
it Italian
ja Japanese
kk Kazakh
ko Korean
lb Luxembourgish
lt Lithuanian
lv Latvian
mk Macedonian
mn Mongolian
nbNO Norwegian Bokmål
nl Dutch
pl Polish
ptBR Portuguese-Brazil
ro Romanian
ru Russian
sk Slovak
slSI Slovenian
sv Swedish
sr Serbian (Latin)
srCyrl Serbian (Cyrl)
th Thai
tr Turkish
uk Ukrainian
ur Urdu
vi Vietnamese
zh Chinese
zhHK Chinese_HK

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