React Native Calendar Picker using react-native-calendar-picker

React Native Calendar Picker

This is an Example Showing the Working of Calendar Picker in React Native. Calendar Picker can be used to select the date range (Start Date to End Date). For the Calendar Picker that can be used on both platforms, you need to use a react-native-calendar-picker library.  A single React Native Calendar Picker component for both Android and IOS.

In this example, We will make a Calendar Picker which will have the feature to select a date range and will show the starting and ending date on a Text. So let’s get started.

To Make a React Native App

Getting started with React Native will help you to know more about the way you can make a React Native project. We are going to use react-native init to make our React Native App. Assuming that you have node installed, you can use npm to install the react-native-cli command line utility. Open the terminal and go to the workspace and run

npm install -g react-native-cli

Run the following commands to create a new React Native project

react-native init ProjectName

If you want to start a new project with a specific React Native version, you can use the --version argument:

react-native init ProjectName --version X.XX.X
react-native init ProjectName --version react-native@next

This will make a project structure with an index file named App.js in your project directory.

Installation of Dependencies

To use CalendarPicker you need to install react-native-calendar-picker package.

To install this open the terminal and jump into your project using

cd ProjectName

Run the following commands

npm install react-native-calendar-picker --save
npm install moment --save

This command will copy all the dependencies into your node_module directory. –save is optional, it is just to update the react-native-calendar-picker dependency in your package.json file.

Code for Calendar Picker

Now Open App.js in any code editor and replace the code with the following code


//This is an example of Calendar// 
import React, { Component } from 'react';
//import react in our code. 

import { StyleSheet, Text, View } from 'react-native';
//import all the components we are going to use.

import CalendarPicker from 'react-native-calendar-picker';
//import CalendarPicker from the package we installed

export default class App extends Component {
  constructor(props) {
    this.state = {
      //set value in state for start and end date
      selectedStartDate: null,
      selectedEndDate: null,
    this.onDateChange = this.onDateChange.bind(this);

  onDateChange(date, type) {
    //function to handle the date change 
    if (type === 'END_DATE') {
        selectedEndDate: date,
    } else {
        selectedStartDate: date,
        selectedEndDate: null,

  render() {
    const { selectedStartDate, selectedEndDate } = this.state;
    const minDate = new Date(2018, 1, 1); // Min date
    const maxDate = new Date(2050, 6, 3); // Max date
    const startDate = selectedStartDate ? selectedStartDate.toString() : ''; //Start date
    const endDate = selectedEndDate ? selectedEndDate.toString() : ''; //End date
    return (
      <View style={styles.container}>
          weekdays={['Mon', 'Tue', 'Wed', 'Thur', 'Fri', 'Sat', 'Sun']}
            fontFamily: 'Cochin',
            color: '#000000',
        <View style={{padding:16}}>
          <Text style={{padding:16}}>SELECTED START DATE :</Text>
          <Text style={{padding:16}}>{startDate}</Text>
          <Text style={{padding:16}}>SELECTED END DATE : </Text>
          <Text style={{padding:16}}>{endDate}</Text>

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  container: {
    flex: 1,
    backgroundColor: '#FFFFFF',
    paddingTop: 100,

To Run the React Native App

Open the terminal again and jump into your project using.
cd ProjectName
To run the project on an Android Virtual Device or on real debugging device
react-native run-android
or on the iOS Simulator by running
react-native run-ios (macOS only).

Output Screenshots



Output in Online Emulator

That was the React Native Calendar Picker. If you have any doubts or you want to share something about the topic you can comment below or contact us here. There will be more posts coming soon. Stay tuned!

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9 thoughts on “React Native Calendar Picker using react-native-calendar-picker”

  1. Is there a way i can make the month and year selectable. As in, i am in feb 2020 and i want to go to 1992, currently i should use the previous button. is there a way i can make the year selectable?

  2. i used,, react-native-modal-datetime-picker and its going well, bt i had issued ..
    handleDatePicked = (date) => {
    console.log(“A date has been picked: “, date);
    var ds = date.toString();
    var date = moment(new Date(ds.substr(0, 16)));

    // toChosenDate:date.format(“YYYY/MM/DD”),
    isDatePickerVisible: false

    ***i want from date and to date nd its not working means same day picking… can u explain sir..


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