Date & Time Picker

The date and time picker allows the user to select one or several dates, and to choose an hour.

Date picker

Use the date picker when entering a date.

The date picker has three variants:

  • “Simple date”, a text field without icon allowing the user to enter a date using the keyboard.
  • “Calendar”, a text field with an icon that opens a calendar to allow the user to select a date.
  • “Range”, two text fields with icons allowing the user to enter a period of time.

The user can navigate through the months by using the buttons on either side.

Always make sure to use the right visual style for the right information (see below).



Hour picker

The hour picker allows you to enter an exact time.

Two options:

  • Simply use a text field with “hh : mm” as placeholder
  • If needed, you can add a Select next to the time text field allowing the user to choose from “AM” to “PM”.
Best practices

Always show the calendar icon in the text field to make it clear to the user entering a date.


Don’t hide the icon because it won’t be clear for the user he needs to enter a date.


The calendar must open on the current month and date, which must be highlighted.


Don’t open to a random date.


In cases when the requested date must be later than the current date, you must grey over and make the previous days unclickable (the same goes for opposite situations when the requested date must be prior to the current date).


Make sure the user can actually select the selectable dates.


Always allow manual entry of the date or the period of time.


Don’t take off the manual entry.

Visual guidelines


The elements of the date picker are available in 4 states: Default, hover, selected, current day, focus, out of month.

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Component overview

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