The following are examples of supported markup. On their own, these will not provide a datepicker widget; you will need to instantiate the datepicker on the markup.


The simplest case: focusing the input (clicking or tabbing into it) will show the picker.

<input type="text" value="02-16-2012">


Adding the date class to an input-append or input-prepend bootstrap component will allow the add-on elements to trigger the picker.

<div class="input-append date">
    <input type="text" value="12-02-2012">
    <span class="add-on"><i class="icon-th"></i></span>


Using the input-daterange construct with multiple child inputs will instantiate one picker per input and link them together to allow selecting ranges.

<div class="input-daterange">
    <input type="text" class="input-small" value="2012-04-05" />
    <span class="add-on">to</span>
    <input type="text" class="input-small" value="2012-04-19" />

inline or embedded

Instantiating the datepicker on a simple div will give an embedded picker that is always visible.

<div data-date="12/03/2012"></div>

Example to save the embedded datepicker value to a hidden field

<div id="datepicker" data-date="12/03/2012"></div>
<input type="hidden" id="my_hidden_input" />

$("#datepicker").on("changeDate", function(event) {