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dijit.Calendar

Status:Contributed, Draft
Version:1.4
Authors:Adam Peller
Developers:Adam Peller

The Calendar widget displays a localized month-view calendar and allows the user to navigate months and years and select a date. It is typically used as part of the DateTextBox which includes a text box and uses the Calendar as a drop-down. Localizations for hundreds of languages and cultures are included as part of the Dojo Toolkit. The locale will be chosen based on the djConfig.locale setting of your page, using navigator.language by default.

Navigating between months is possible with the arrow icons, and the next and previous year may be clicked to change to that year. Holding the mouse down on these controls will repeat the action. Starting with version 1.4, the month name is a drop-down control for selecting a different month.

The Calendar widget has been supported as a standalone widget since version 1.4. Prior to that, to meet the accessibility requirements of the Dijit project which requires accessibility on all widgets, the implementation was private and began with an underscore character: dijit._Calendar.

Non-Gregorian calendar use is possible using the datePackage attribute and experimental date classes in dojox.date.

Examples

A plain Calendar widget with the formatted date below

type:inline
height:350
<script type="text/javascript">
  dojo.require("dijit.dijit"); // loads the optimized dijit layer
  dojo.require("dijit._Calendar");
</script>
<div dojoType="dijit._Calendar" onChange="dojo.byId('formatted').innerHTML=dojo.date.locale.format(arguments[0], {formatLength: 'full', selector:'date'})"></div>
<p id="formatted"></p>
<style type="text/css">
  .{{ theme }} table.dijitCalendarContainer {
    margin: 25px auto;
  }
  #formatted {
    text-align: center;
  }
</style>

With an initial selection and weekends disabled

height:320
version:1.4
<script type="text/javascript">
  dojo.require("dijit.dijit"); // loads the optimized dijit layer
  dojo.require("dijit._Calendar");
</script>
<div id="mycal" dojoType="dijit._Calendar" value="2009-08-07" isDisabledDate="dojo.date.locale.isWeekend"></div>
<style type="text/css">
  .{{ theme }} .dijitCalendarDisabledDate {
    background-color:#333 !important;
    text-decoration:none !important;
  }
  .{{ theme }} table.dijitCalendarContainer {
    margin: 25px auto;
  }
</style>

Javascript declaration, with a restriction of +/- one week from the current date

height:320
<script type="text/javascript">
  dojo.require("dijit.dijit"); // loads the optimized dijit layer
  dojo.require("dijit._Calendar");
    dojo.addOnLoad(function(){
            new dijit._Calendar({
                    value: new Date(2009, 7, 7),
                    isDisabledDate: function(d){
                            var d = new Date(d); d.setHours(0,0,0,0);
                            var today = new Date(); today.setHours(0,0,0,0);
                            return Math.abs(dojo.date.difference(d, today, "week")) > 0;
                    }
            }, "mycal");
    });
</script>
<div id="mycal"></div>
<style type="text/css">
  .{{ theme }} table.dijitCalendarContainer {
    margin: 25px auto;
    width: 200px;
  }
</style>

With a local custom template to change the layout (does not work against CDN)

height:600
version:9.99
<script type="text/javascript">
  dojo.require("dijit.dijit"); // loads the optimized dijit layer
  dojo.require("dijit._Calendar");
    dojo.addOnLoad(function(){
            //Need to declare BigCalendar here in an addOnLoad block so that it works
            //with xdomain loading, where the dojo.require for dijit._Calendar
            //may load asynchronously. This also means we cannot have HTML
            //markup in the body tag for BigCalendar, but instead inject it in this
            //onload handler after BigCalendar is defined.
            dojo.declare("BigCalendar", dijit._Calendar, {
                            templatePath: "http://docs.dojocampus.org/dijit/_Calendar?action=AttachFile&do=get&target=bigCalendar.html",
                            templateString: null,  /* need this for builds */
                            getClassForDate: function(date){
                                    if(!(date.getDate() % 10)){ return "blue"; } // apply special style to all days divisible by 10
                            }
            });
            var bigCalendar = dojo.byId("calendar5");
            bigCalendar.setAttribute("dojoType", "BigCalendar");
            dojo.parser.parse(bigCalendar.parentNode);
    });
</script>
<style>
        #calendar5 .dijitCalendarDateTemplate { height: 50px; width: 50px; border: 1px solid #ccc; vertical-align: top }
        #calendar5 .dijitCalendarDateLabel, #calendar5 .dijitCalendarDateTemplate { text-align: inherit }
        #calendar5 .dijitCalendarDayLabel { font-weight: bold }
        #calendar5 .dijitCalendarSelectedYear { font-size: 1.5em }
        #calendar5 .dijitCalendarMonthLabel { font-family: serif; letter-spacing: 0.2em; font-size: 2em }
        .blue { color: blue }
        .{{ theme }} table.dijitCalendarContainer {
          margin: 25px auto;
        }
</style>
<input id="calendar5" dayWidth="abbr" value="2008-03-13">

[experimental: 1.4+] Non-Gregorian calendars

version:1.4
height:340
<script type="text/javascript">
  dojo.require("dijit.dijit"); // loads the optimized dijit layer
  dojo.require("dijit._Calendar");
  dojo.require("dojox.date.hebrew");
  dojo.require("dojox.date.hebrew.Date");
  dojo.require("dojox.date.hebrew.locale");
  dojo.require("dojox.date.islamic");
  dojo.require("dojox.date.islamic.Date");
  dojo.require("dojox.date.islamic.locale");
  var publishing = false;
  function publishDate(d){
    if(!publishing){
      publishing = true;
      dojo.publish("date", [{date: d.toGregorian ? d.toGregorian() : d, id: this.id}]);
      publishing = false;
    }
  }
  dojo.subscribe("date", function(data){
    dijit.registry.filter(function(widget){ return widget.id != data.id; }).forEach(function(widget){ widget.attr('value', data.date); });
  });
  function formatDate(d) {
    var datePackage = (this.id == "gregorian") ? dojo.date : dojox.date[this.id];
    dojo.byId(this.id+"Formatted").innerHTML = datePackage.locale.format(arguments[0], {
      formatLength: 'long',
      selector: 'date'
    });
  }
</script>
<table class="container">
  <tr>
    <td>
      <div id="hebrew" dojoType="dijit._Calendar" datePackage="dojox.date.hebrew" onValueSelected="publishDate" onChange="formatDate"></div>
      <div id="hebrewFormatted"></div>
    </td>
    <td>
      <div id="islamic" dojoType="dijit._Calendar" datePackage="dojox.date.islamic" onValueSelected="publishDate" onChange="formatDate"></div>
      <div id="islamicFormatted"></div>
    </td>
    <td>
      <div id="gregorian" dojoType="dijit._Calendar" onValueSelected="publishDate" onChange="formatDate"></div>
      <div id="gregorianFormatted"></div>
    </td>
  </tr>
</table>
<style type="text/css">
  .{{ theme }} table.dijitCalendarContainer {
    margin: 25px auto;
  }
</style>

Note

dijit._Calendar was upgraded to dijit.Calendar in version 1.4.0. An alias is provided for backwards compatibility.

See Also

  • dojox.widget.Calendar - An enhanced but still experimental calendar widget which has additional capabilities like year-only views and animation effects.