Steps To Use Vue.js Bootstrap Datepicker

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This example will help you to integrate Vue.js Bootstrap Datepicker with your Vue.js app.

Datepicker is a very crucial element for a modern web application.

So, it’s very important to choose a datepicker carefully while starting a development for your application. Because once it’s installed, it will be used throughout the app.

Therefore, you should choose a responsive and compatible datepicker for your app. That’s why I thought let me share an example on bootstrap datepicker with Vue.js that will surely work for you.

So, let’s get started to implement a simple Vue.js bootstrap datepicker example.

1. Install Vue.js app

Note: You can skip this step, if you already have app installed and ready.

First of all, create a simple Vue.js app.

vue init webpack vue-bootstrap-datepicker

Next, let’s go to the project and install the dependencies.

cd vue-bootstrap-datepicker
npm install

Now, you’re ready to use your app.

2. Install and Use Vue.js Bootstrap Datepicker

First of all, let’s install bootstrap datepicker in your Vue.js app.

# npm

npm install vue-bootstrap-datetimepicker --save

OR # Yarn

yarn add vue-bootstrap-datetimepicker

Once installed, let’s import the datepicker and necessary CSS in your main.js to make sure that we configure the datepicker in a way to use it throughout the app by putting just a few lines of code.

// Import this component
import datePicker from 'vue-bootstrap-datetimepicker'
// Import required dependencies 
import 'bootstrap/dist/css/bootstrap.css'
import 'eonasdan-bootstrap-datetimepicker/build/css/bootstrap-datetimepicker.css'

Next, let’s call the component globally in main.js.

Vue.component('datePicker', datePicker)

That’s it! now you can use datepicker component in any component of your Vue.js app.

<date-picker v-model="date" :config="config"></date-picker>

Moreover, here is a full code with Vue.js bootstrap datepicker example.

// The Vue build version to load with the `import` command
// (runtime-only or standalone) has been set in webpack.base.conf with an alias.
import Vue from 'vue'
import App from './App'
import router from './router'
// Import datePicker component
import datePicker from 'vue-bootstrap-datetimepicker'
// Import required dependencies 
import 'bootstrap/dist/css/bootstrap.css'
import 'eonasdan-bootstrap-datetimepicker/build/css/bootstrap-datetimepicker.css'

Vue.config.productionTip = false

Vue.component('datePicker', datePicker)

new Vue({
  el: '#app',
  router,
  template: '<App/>',
  components: { App }
})

<template>
  <div id="app">
    <div class="container">
    <div class="row">
      <div class="col-md-12">
        <date-picker v-model="date" :config="config"></date-picker>
        {{date}}
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
  </div>
</template>

<script>
export default {
  name: 'app',
  data () {
      return {
        date: new Date(),
        config: {
          format: 'DD/MM/YYYY',
          useCurrent: false,
        }       
      }
    }
}
</script>

<style>
#app {
  font-family: 'Avenir', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;
  -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased;
  -moz-osx-font-smoothing: grayscale;
  text-align: center;
  color: #2c3e50;
  margin-top: 60px;
}
</style>

It’s simple, Right?

Finally, run your app using following command.

npm run dev

And open your app at https://www.thetechieshouse.com:8080 in your browser window.

It’s the easiest way use Vue.js bootstrap datepicker with your Vue.js app and make it global to use it throughout your app.

Suggested: How To Use Bootstrap 4 With Vue.js [Alerts, Buttons, etc]

Furthermore, if you’re looking to try some more options for your datepicker, you can visit bootstrap datepicker Github repository and datepicker options.

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