<div class="md-form">
    <div class="date-picker">
        <input placeholder="dd/mm/jjjj" type="text" id="date-picker-example-input" class="form-control">
        <label for="date-picker-example-input">Date picker (dd/mm/jjjj)</label>
        <button id="date-picker-example-button" aria-hidden="true" tabindex="-1">
            <i class="mdi mdi-calendar" aria-hidden="true"></i>

Date Picker

Based on the version from MDB:


To start using this component, some JavaScript is needed to initialize it.
Underneath a jQuery example on how to achieve this and should be placed in the Additional component(s) script section as documented in How to use.

    var self = this;
    var $datePicker = $('#date-picker-example-button').pickadate({
        monthsFull: [ 'januari', 'februari', 'maart', 'april', 'mei', 'juni', 'juli', 'augustus', 'september', 'oktober', 'november', 'december' ],
        monthsShort: [ 'jan', 'feb', 'maa', 'apr', 'mei', 'jun', 'jul', 'aug', 'sep', 'okt', 'nov', 'dec' ],
        weekdaysFull: [ 'zondag', 'maandag', 'dinsdag', 'woensdag', 'donderdag', 'vrijdag', 'zaterdag' ],
        weekdaysShort: [ 'zo', 'ma', 'di', 'wo', 'do', 'vr', 'za' ],
        today: 'vandaag',
        clear: 'verwijderen',
        close: 'sluiten',
        firstDay: 1,
        format: 'dd/mm/yyyy',
        formatSubmit: 'yyyy/mm/dd',
        buttonClear: 'none',
        onSet: function(context) {
            var date = new Date(context.select);
                    date.getDate() + '/' + (date.getMonth() + 1) + '/' +  date.getFullYear()
    self.picker = $datePicker.pickadate("picker");

    $('#date-picker-example-input').on('change', function () {
        if (dateIsValid(this.value)) {
            self.picker.set("select", parseDateInput(this.value));
        } else {

    function parseDateInput (dateInput) {
        var dateSplitSlashes = dateInput.split("/");
        if (dateSplitSlashes.length === 3) {
            return new Date(dateSplitSlashes[2], dateSplitSlashes[1] - 1, dateSplitSlashes[0]);

        var dateSplitDashes = dateInput.split("-");
        if (dateSplitDashes.length === 3) {
            return new Date(dateSplitDashes[2], dateSplitDashes[1] - 1, dateSplitDashes[0]);

        return new Date();

    function dateIsValid(dateInput) {
        return /(0[1-9]|[12][0-9]|3[01])[- /.](0[1-9]|1[012])[- /.](19|20)\d\d/.test(dateInput);


  • For the best accessibility support the label should contain the date format, and not just the placeholder.
  • MDB framework defines that the input element comes prior to the label element
  • It’s best practice to have an input element accompanied with a label element which are connected via the for attribute on the label element and the corresponding id on the input element