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How to apply the jQuery datepicker

Chinweuba Elijah Azubuike

Overview

In our web applications, we mostly want users to select a date using a calendar, without having to manually enter it into an input field. One of the best ways to enable this is by using the jQuery datepicker.

What is the jQuery datepicker?

The jQuery datepicker lets us add a calendar to a website for date selection, which sends dates in the right format to the backend. This is done using an input field that has an id the calendar using the datepicker() method. Let's look at a simple example for better understanding.

Example code

jQuery date picker

Explanation

  • Lines 7–11: We call the jQuery CSS and JS files using a CDNContent Delivery Network link.
  • Lines 12–14: We call the datepicker() method that makes a calendar appear on the input field with id='picker'.
  • Line 19: We use the input field.

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