Working with Date Picker in React Native

In post Working with Date Picker in React Native we will see how to make a Date Picker using DatePicker Component from react-native-datepicker library. This post will give you a basic idea about the Date Picker and how to make a Date Picker for your React Native app which can be used on Android and IOS both.

DatePicker Component from react-native-datepicker is a single React Native Date Picker component for both Android and IOS, using DatePickerAndroid, TimePickerAndroid, and DatePickerIOS.

In this example, we will make a simple date picker with default date passed by us and user can choose any date by clicking on it. 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 Dependency

To use DatePicker you need to install react-native-datepicker package.

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

Run the following command

This command will copy all the dependencies into your node_module directory. –save is optional, It updates the react-native-datepicker dependency in your package.json file.

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

App.js

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).

Android

     

IOS

 

That was the React Native DatePicker. If you have any doubt 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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26 thoughts on “Working with Date Picker in React Native”

  1. Thank you for this tutorial, but I can’t seem to make it work. I can’t get the date from state in my parent component. Please help. Any guidance you can offer would be greatly appreciated. I am using the custom component MyDatePicker almost exactly as above. Then this is my parent, but it does not register the date in this.state.date. notice the line near the end in the onChangeDate prop that I have currently commented out. It was something I picked up on stackoverflow, but it doesn’t work either.

    import MyDatePicker from “./components/MyDatePicker”;
    export default class App extends React.Component {
    constructor(props) {
    super(props);
    this.state = {
    name: “”,
    interval: 0,
    date: “”
    };
    }

    savePlant = () => {
    let name = this.state.name;
    let interval = this.state.interval;
    let date = this.state.date;
    console.log(date);
    alert(
    “Name: ” + name + “\nevery ” + interval + ” days\nStarting on: ” + date
    );
    };

    ….

    {
    // this.props.onDateChange && this.props.onDateChange(date);
    this.setState({ date });
    }}

    • Hello Akash,
      Use borderColor:’black’, borderWidth: 1 in the style of the date picker.
      Example:
      <DatePicker style={{ width: 200, borderColor:’black’, borderWidth: 1 }} …….. />

    • Please use the custom customStyles to do that. Here is the code.

  2. Hi,

    I am having a problem with minDate and maxDate.
    It skips(doesn’t display)all the dates between the minDate and maxDate and displays dates that are outside the set.
    Do you know how to fix this issue?

    Thanks

    • Hello Ansh,
      This library executes the native calendar of the device and takes the value back using bridge. This does not provide calendar customization. If you want you can change the style of calendar input but not the calendar.

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