Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#8066 open feature

datepicker setDate should trigger onSelect

Reported by: sprugman Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: none
Component: ui.datepicker Version: 1.8.17
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


If I have an event handler onSelect, I want it to fire when I change the selection via setDate. Here's a fiddle that demonstrates it not happening.

Change History (9)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by enbergj

This is actually quite important, since there seems to be no SANE way to programmatically trigger the onSelect callback.

For example in my case, I'm using a Yii widget that wraps around jQuery UI datepicker, listens for the onSelect and updates the selected date in an input field to be submitted. I then use the setDate callback from JavaScript to update the selected date on an "end date" datepicker if the user selects a date past the end date from a "start date" datepicker. Now what I have to do is:

foo.datepicker('setDate', newDate);
foo.datepicker('options', 'onSelect')(newDate);

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by Scott González

Type: enhancementfeature

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by Jasmine

Just wanted to add that as long as you don't need the first parameter (the date as a string), then an alternative workaround is to add a standard jQuery 'change' handler to foo that calls the same function that datepicker's onSelect does.

Then it could be done by

foo.datepicker('setDate', newDate);

Not ideal by any measure, I actually like enbergj's workaround better as it keeps it all in onSelect, but this way may be easier for other developers to remember if you are working on a team.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by Scott González


comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by mikesherov

Status: newopen

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by omnidev

enbergj's method didn't work for me because my onSelect handler needed access to the inst object that is passed internally to that event handler. I needed to be able to pass get the internal datepicker instance so I made a function to get it.

Function to get the internal instance object of a datepicker element:

I believe there has to be a better way, but if you just need something that'll do the job, this is it until you find something better.

Last edited 9 years ago by omnidev (previous) (diff)

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by Desty Nova

See this stackoverflow thread:


is way more simple, though relying on the class used by jquery ui for the current day in calendar

Last edited 9 years ago by Desty Nova (previous) (diff)

comment:8 Changed 8 years ago by dsoprea

Has there been any progress on this. It seems like a reasonable functionality. I couldn't believe that this wasn't default behavior until I verified it.

comment:9 Changed 7 years ago by Scott González

Milestone: 1.11.0none
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