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(function () {
var dateTimeController = function ($scope, $rootScope) {
$scope.vm = {
message: "Bootstrap DateTimePicker Directive",
dateTime: {}
$scope.$watch('change', function(){
$scope.$on('emit:dateTimePicker', function (e, value) {
$scope.vm.dateTime = value.dateTime;
var dateTimePicker = function ($rootScope) {
return {
require: '?ngModel',
restrict: 'AE',
scope: {
pick12HourFormat: '@',
language: '@',
useCurrent: '@',
location: '@'
link: function (scope, elem, attrs) {
pick12HourFormat: scope.pick12HourFormat,
language: scope.language,
useCurrent: scope.useCurrent
//Local event change
elem.on('blur', function () {'this', this);'scope', scope);'attrs', attrs);
/*// returns moments.js format object
scope.dateTime = new Date("DateTimePicker").getDate().format());
// Global change propagation
$rootScope.$broadcast("emit:dateTimePicker", {
location: scope.location,
action: 'changed',
dateTime: scope.dateTime,
example: scope.useCurrent
angular.module('dateTimeSandbox', []).run(['$rootScope', function ($rootScope) {
}]).controller('dateTimeController', ['$scope', '$http', dateTimeController
]).directive('dateTimePicker', dateTimePicker);
<html ng-app="dateTimeSandbox">
<meta charset='utf-8'/>
<title>DatePicker Directive</title>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="">
<link rel="stylesheet"
<div class="container" ng-controller="dateTimeController">
<div class="row">
<div class='col-sm-6'>
<h1> {{vm.message}}</h1>
<div class="form-group">
<label class="label label-info">DateTimePicker</label>
<div class='input-group date' id='datetimepicker1'>
<input type='text' class="form-control"/>
<span class="input-group-addon"><span class="glyphicon glyphicon-calendar"></span>
<label class="label label-info">DateTimePicker (Angular Directive)</label>
<input type="text"
<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="node_modules/moment/min/moment.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="build\js\bootstrap-datetimepicker.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="angularjs/angular.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="js/datetimepickerDirective.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
$(function () {
language: 'ru',
useCurrent: false
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nazirsj commented Apr 8, 2015

I have the tried sample code but I am getting an error in the directive.

TypeError: undefined is not a function - it's not finding the datetimepicker


Any ideas?

I tried the sample from @diosney but I get the same error in the directive.

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@diosney, I have found several problems with your wrapper directive. Firstly, it does not set the date of the calendar to the value of your model. Therefore, when you trigger the datepicker it does not display the correct month or day, but the current month and day.

Also your approach does not allow you to trigger the datepicker on button click, rather it is triggered by focusing the input box.

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mwadams commented Apr 23, 2015

I've forked this here, with an update of @diosney 's code that does two-way model binding. You can apply it to the outer input-group to get the click behavior.

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diosney commented Apr 28, 2015

@pascal0828 Thanks for reporting the issue, I already fixed them using @mwadams solution (thanks!!!)

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diosney commented Apr 28, 2015

@nazirsj It seems to me that you have to load the jQuery plugin into the page, something like:

<script src="vendors/bower_components/moment/min/moment.min.js"></script>
<script src="vendors/bower_components/eonasdan-bootstrap-datetimepicker/build/js/bootstrap-datetimepicker.min.js"></script>

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naczu commented Jun 24, 2015

this works fine for me.

app.directive('dDatepicker', function($timeout, $parse) {
        return {
            link: function($scope, element, $attrs) {
                return $timeout(function() {
                    var ngModelGetter = $parse($attrs['ngModel']);

                    return $(element).datetimepicker(
                            minDate:moment().add(1, 'd').toDate(),
                            defaultDate:moment().add(1, 'd').add(1,'h'),
                                time: 'icon-back-in-time',
                                date: 'icon-calendar-outlilne',
                                up: 'icon-up-open-big',
                                down: 'icon-down-open-big',
                                previous: 'icon-left-open-big',
                                next: 'icon-right-open-big',
                                today: 'icon-bullseye',
                                clear: 'icon-cancel'
                    ).on('dp.change', function(event) {
                            $scope.$apply(function() {
                                return ngModelGetter.assign($scope,;

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I found the language element to not be working properly. Removed it in all locations of HTML and js code and it works.

Will keep digging as I need locale aware code.

This is not a complaint, just a comment.

Nice work


And I just bore down into moment and found that 'en' is not a language, 'en-gb' will work so the code implemented flawlessly

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@cloidjgreen It's probably a version thing but I had to use locale instead of language to translate the UI.

I also need the dutch (nl) translations and managed to include them using grunt and wiredep by overwriting the main files in my Grunt-file like so:

wiredep: {
  options: {
    'overrides': {
      'moment': {
        'main': [

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@diosney thanks a lot for the wrapper!
How could I make the datepicker appear not when the user clicks on the input, but when clicks on the calendar icon?

UPDATED: I managed to do it following mwadams's solution. Thank you to both of you!

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atais commented Oct 16, 2015

Out of all of above I recommend @mwadams solution.

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How to make the datepicker appear on clicking calendar icon by using the official directive?

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atais commented Nov 10, 2015

I combined @mwadams and @diosney solution into this nice plnker :) happy using

Since the previous project has been abandoned I have created a fork and pushed all the changes there.

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@atais plunker not found :(

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@atais now it works. THX

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dotku commented Dec 15, 2015

useCurrent() expects a string parameter of year, month, day, hour, minute

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Using your code doesn't allow the datetimepicker sideBySide: true attribute to work now. Any suggestions?

$(function () {
            sideBySide: true

Figured it out. Add sideBySide: true into the vm.options. Like this.
vm.options = '{format:"DD.MM.YYYY HH:mm", sideBySide: true}'

Also if you need the AM PM formatting remove the format option completely. Like this.
vm.options = '{sideBySide: true}

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leguin commented Feb 6, 2016

Thanks, it works great.
Small issue, maybe you can suggest how to solve it.
When I am trying to navigate with the left and right keys inside of input and datetimepicker is closed, it doesn't always work as expected.

You have repro in your plunkr:

Any suggestion ?

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atais commented Feb 9, 2016

@leguin it because left-right arrow is also captured by the datepicker to navigate over the calendar. It is not a wrapper's, but library's fault.

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penndai commented Jun 17, 2016

Do you support angular 2? It is hard to find any adaptable time picker for the new angular 2 online.

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GBurlakova commented Jul 8, 2016

Yes, do you support angular2? I am currently trying to integrate the datetimepicker with an angular2 application but I get an error as follows TypeError: Cannot read property 'addClass' of undefined

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gitsubham commented Jul 13, 2016

how to require it as npm package ?
we are using eonasdan-bootstrap-datetimepicker-npm. and after that, we are requiring it as follows

require ('eonasdan-bootstrap-datetimepicker-npm')

also we have tried

require ('bootstrap-datetimepicker')

What are we doing incorrectly ?

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crohit92 commented Jan 23, 2017

The directive does not work correctly, it does not perform two way data binding, to fix the issue i modified it a bit and added another scope model in the directive, see the attached image


I have added ngModel in the directive to receive a model, and it is updates whenever the value in the directive updates, i.e. in the on blur event.

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any update on how to integrate with Angular2?

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This worked pretty nicely out of the box - My only issue is that I can't seem to connect two together to get a date range. I tried to get the minDate option to react to the first picker's model, but it didn't like that...tried $( "#picker2ID" ).minDate() - doesn't work..etc.. Any ideas how this can work? Thanks!

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eprislac commented Sep 20, 2017

I switched things up a bit and made a component instead of a directive wrapper:

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