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Integrate the DatePicker with the DateJS Library

Environment

Product Progress Kendo UI DatePicker for jQuery
Operating System Windows 10 64bit
Visual Studio version Visual Studio 2017
Preferred Language JavaScript

Description

How can I integrate the Kendo UI for jQuery DatePicker with DateJS?

Solution

The following example demonstrates how to integrate the DatePicker with DateJS and use its syntactic sugar.

    <div id="email-settings">
        <div class="display-picker">
            <input id="datepicker" placeholder="type 'next friday'" style="width:150px;" />
        </div>
        <div class="archive-picker">
            <input id="monthpicker" value="November 2011" style="width:150px" />
        </div>
        <p>Integration with the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.datejs.com/">DateJS</a> library</p>
    </div>
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/datejs/1.0/date.min.js"></script>
    <script>
        $(document).ready(function() {
            // create the DatePicker from an input HTML element
            $("#datepicker").kendoDatePicker();

            $("#monthpicker").kendoDatePicker({
                // defines the start view
                start: "year",

                // defines when the calendar will return the date
                depth: "year",

                // display the month and year in the input
                format: "MMMM yyyy"
            });

            // parse the input value on blur by using DateJS
            $("[data-role=datepicker]").on("blur", function() {
                var element = $(this);
                var widget = element.data("kendoDatePicker");

                if (element.val()) {
                  widget.value(Date.parse(element.val()));
                }
            });
        });
    </script>

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