A Date Input consists of two primary methods of interaction:

The Date Input is a “spinner” control that appears as a text field and allows for a granular level of keyboard control with the arrow keys. The text field Date Input is best used when the user needs to enter a date from the distant past or far in the future. The text field date input allows for faster input thanks to the minimal number of clicks involved and the speed with which users can type.

The date picker is a graphical calendar that involves more clicks on the user’s behalf but provides a spatial context for the individual day and its relationship to all other days in each month. This can provide more context for a user but requires more cognitive overhead when used


mm / dd / yyyy


These components are often found in the form of workflows where data entry is the primary user objective. The text input Date Input does not work well on a mobile experience. The date entry field may take the form of a text field Date Input, but upon interaction, the user should be presented with either a spinner or a calendar Date Input. Any reconfiguration of the Date Input component on a mobile interface must refactor the area of the interactive elements to accommodate touch interactions.



modelValuevalue of the inputDatefalse-
minYearminimum year to showNumberfalse1900
maxYearmaximum year to showNumberfalse2030
mondayFirstshould monday be first day of the week.Booleanfalse-
disabledDatescan be used to configure disabled dates. See Disabled DatesObjectfalseSee Disabled Dates
labelsObject containing labels to be used by this component. Mainly used for i18n or customization of labels. See Labels exampleObjectfalseSee Labels example
schemaa schema for use in validationObjectfalse-
pasteFormatschecks pasted strings for allowed date formatsString[]falseSee Pasting
referenceDatedate to be used as a reference date when parsing pasted textDatefalseCurrent Date new Date(). See Pasting


Text labels for Date Input can be customized via the labels property. The default labels values are:

  day: "Day",
  month: "Month",
  year: "Year",
  prevMonth: "Previous month",
  nextMonth: "Next month",
  selectMonth: "Select month",
  selectYear: "Select year",
  inCalendar: "In calendar",
  calendar: "Click for calendar",
    "Use arrow keys to navigate dates. Page down and page up will navigate by month. Shift page down and shift page up will navigate by year. Press escape to exit the calendar."

Disabled Dates

towill disable all dates up to this valueDate
fromwill disable all dates from this valueDate
rangesan array of objects. Each object must have a to and from property. Will disable from date to the next. It is used to disable inclusive values of the range{from:Date, to:Date}[]
dayswill disable days of the week based on numbers in the array. 0-6number[]
daysOfMonthwill disable dates in a month based on numbers in the array. 1-31number[]


  • update:modelValue - triggered with new value
  • blur - triggered when control loses focus


When pasting a string to FeatherDateInput we will attempt to parse it for a valid date based on the formats specified in the prop pasteFormats. The order of the array is important as that is the order they will be checked. We utilize date-fns/parse for handling parsing the string therefore all formats adhere to its syntax. date-fns/parse makes use of a reference date for handling 2 digit years, this means for handling dates in previous century it might not parse "92" as the correct "1992". In this scenario we recommend updating the referenceDate prop to a date in the previous century, consider `new Date(1900, 1, 1), if any paste data into the field is likely to be the previous century. Check out parse for details. The default formats are as follows:



  • reset - clears the value, like the clear icon, but also resets the spinners to their default states

This method is useful for example when clearing a form, you can use it within a clear method like the following;

clearAll() {
  (this.$refs.dateInput as typeof FeatherDateInput).reset();


  • pre - define an icon that will appear before the input


  • feather-date-input-day - day spin button
  • feather-date-input-month - month spin button
  • feather-date-input-year - year spin button
  • feather-date-input-button - button to open calendar
  • feather-date-input-group - the container around the spin buttons in the input
  • feather-calendar-prev-month - previous month button in calendar
  • feather-calendar-next-month - next month button in calendar
  • feather-calendar-select-month - month select element. It is a FeatherSelect
  • feather-calendar-select-year - month select element. It is a FeatherSelect
  • feather-calendar-highlighted-day - current day that is highlighted in the calendar
  • feather-date-input-menu-container - the root div of the menu container
  • feather-date-input-menu-container-dropdown - the container div for the calendar contents, note this uses our layering system and will be present as an immediate child of the body tag


Specifying an class or data-ref-id attribute will cause them to be applied to the components root containing div. All other attributes are inherited to the input were it makes sense. Some will be ignored as they will conflict with some of the attributes we need to use for accessibility.