stimulus-flatpickr

@1.0.0 by @adrienpoly

A Stimulus Wrapper for Flatpickr library

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Stimulus Flatpickr

A modest wrapper of Flatpickr for Stimulus

This is an experimental wrapper of Flatpickr for Stimulus.js. All configurations for the DateTime picker can be set directly from the data-attributes of the HTML. This can be handy when working as an example with a Rails backend. All settings for the DateTime picker can be set by the backend when generating the view.

Install

This assumes that you have Stimulus already installed.

In your project add the stimulus-flatpickrand flatpickr module.

$ yarn add stimulus-flatpickr flatpickr

or

$ npm i stimulus-flatpickr flatpickr

Basic usage

If you only need to convert an input field in a DateTime picker, you just need to register a standard Stimulus controller and add some markup to your input field.

Register a Flatpickr Controller

manually register a new stimulus controller in your main js entry point.

// ./packs/application.js
import { Application } from "stimulus";
// import Flatpickr
import Flatpickr from "stimulus-flatpickr";

import { definitionsFromContext } from "stimulus/webpack-helpers";
const application = Application.start();
const context = require.context("../controllers", true, /\.js$/);
application.load(definitionsFromContext(context));

// Manually register Flatpickr as a stimulus controller
application.register("flatpickr", Flatpickr);

Using it with Rails

You can now create forms and input fields easily by adding a data-controller="flatpickr" attribute to the input fields and pass options with the Stimulus Controller states : data-flatpickr-the-option.

<%= form_with model: Appointement.new, authenticity_token: true do |f| %>
  <%= f.text_field :start_time,
    data: {
      controller: "flatpickr",
      flatpickr_enable_time: true,
      flatpickr_format: "Y-m-d H:i",
      flatpickr_minute_increment: 30,
      flatpickr_max_date: Time.zone.now + 3.days
    } %>
<% end %>

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datetime picker result

Options & conventions

All options for Flatpickr can be found here.

All options are in camelCase (JS) and must be converted to lower_snake_case in the data-attribute. lower_snake_case is automatically converted to kebab-case when rails render the HTML.

<%= f.text_field :start_time,
  data: {
    controller: "flatpickr",
    flatpickr_enable_time: true
  }
} %>

will output this HTML:

<input data-controller="flatpickr" data-flatpickr-enable-time="true" type="text" name="appointement[start_time]" >

HTML markup

If you are not using Rails or simply wants to markup your HTML directly, simply add a html data-controller="flatpickr" to your input field and some options html data-flatpickr-some-option="value" options must be converted from camelCase to kebab-case

Advanced Usage

If you need more than just displaying the standard DateTime picker, then you can extend the stimulus-flatpickrwrapper controller. This is necessary when you need to:

  • set a custom language
  • create customs callbacks
  • perform JS business logic

Skip basics installation steps from above!

Extends the controller

create a new Stimulus controller that will inherit from stimulus-flatpickr

// ./controllers/flatpickr_controller.js
// import stimulus-flatpickr wrapper controller to extend it
import Flatpickr from "stimulus-flatpickr";

// you can also import a translation file
import { French } from "flatpickr/dist/l10n/fr.js";

// import a theme (could be in your main CSS entry too...)
import "flatpickr/dist/themes/dark.css";

// create a new Stimulus controller by extending stimulus-flatpickr wrapper controller
export default class extends Flatpickr {
  initialize() {
    // sets your language (you can also set some global setting for all time pickers)
    this.config = {
      locale: French
    };
  }

  // all flatpickr hooks are available as callbacks in your Stimulus controller
  change(selectedDates, dateStr, instance) {
    console.log("the callback returns the selected dates", selectedDates);
    console.log("but returns it also as a string", dateStr);
    console.log("and the flatpickr instance", instance);
  }
}

HTML markup

Then in the same way as above you can now create forms and input fields easily by adding a data-controller="flatpickr" attribute to the input fields and pass options with the Stimulus Controller states : data-flatpick-the-option.

<%= form_with model: Appointement.new, authenticity_token: true do |f| %>
  <%= f.text_field :start_time,
    data: {
      controller: "flatpickr",
      flatpickr_enable_time: true,
      flatpickr_format: "Y-m-d H:i",
      flatpickr_minute_increment: 30,
      flatpickr_max_date: Time.zone.now + 3.days
    } %>
<% end %>

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datetime picker result

Callbacks

All Flatpickr events/hooks are available as callbacks in the extended controller as demonstrated above for the onChange hook.

Just add the function to your Stimulus Controller in camelCase without on.

onChange -> change(){}

Getters

Elements

In your controller you can access the Flapickr elements using some Stimulus like targets.

this.inputTarget : The text input element associated with flatpickr.

this.calendarContainerTarget : Self-explanatory. This is the div.flatpickr-calendar element.

this.prevMonthNavTarget : The β€œleft arrow” element responsible for decrementing the current month.

this.nextMonthNavTarget : The β€œright arrow” element responsible for incrementing the current month.

this.currentMonthElementTarget: The span holding the current month’s name.

this.currentYearElementTarget: The input holding the current year.

this.daysTarget : The container for all the day elements.

Properties

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CSS

This wrapper does not include any CSS. Flatpickr CSS should be loaded separately from the main Flatpickr package as you would normally do.

Contributing

Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/adrienpoly/stimulus-flatpickr. This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.

License

This package is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.