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Browser-native date input field

Author:
kytta
Posted:
July 9, 2022
Language:
Python
Version:
3.2
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0 (after 0 ratings)

Most modern browsers support the new <input type="date">, which allows inputting date using a browser-native date picker with built-in validation. This form widget utilizes this feature by setting the input type to "date" and by changing the value formatting as it should be in the ISO format.

See more about <input type="date">: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Element/input/date

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from django import forms
from django.utils import formats

class NativeDateInput(forms.DateInput):
    input_type = "date"

    def format_value(self, value):
        return formats.localize_input(value, "%Y-%m-%d")

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