The _dateTimeEntry_ component allows you to enter a date and/or a time. You can enter the date/time as text or pick the date/time from an inline or popup calendar. When entering as text, the format is as specified in the pattern attribute.
TagLib Documentation This section covers attributes involved in the typical use-cases for this component. For reference, the complete taglib documentation for this component is available [here|http://www.icefaces.org/docs/v3_latest/ace/tld/ace/dateTimeEntry.html].
*value* is value of the component as a java.util.Date object. Default is current date and time.
*renderAsPopup* determines whether the calendar is displayed inline or as a popup. Default is false, i.e. inline.
The *pattern* attribute is used to specify the date/time format of the text input field. It also affects whether the time entry sliders appear in the calendar. The pattern characters are as detailed in the [java.text.SimpleDateFormat javadoc|http://download.oracle.com/javase/1.5.0/docs/api/java/text/SimpleDateFormat.html]. (Some uncommon pattern characters may not be translatable to pattern characters for the client side date/time object.) When an hour field is present in the pattern, the time entry sliders will appear.
*timeZone* is used to set the date's time zone. It can be a string or java.util.TimeZone object.
Month/year navigation is by left and right arrow images, one month at a time. To also navigate by month/year drop down lists, set *navigator* to true.
To enter time only, set *timeOnly* to true.
Multiple months can be displayed by specifying the no. of months in *pages*.
| valueChangeListener | Listener method that will be notified when a new value has been set for this input component. |
Client Behavior Events
| dateSelect | Fired when a date is selected from the calendar (default event). |
The client side date/time object is exposed through the global variable named by the *widgetVar* attribute, but currently there is no API useful to the user.
These keyboard shortcuts work only in a popup calendar without the time component. Some of them may conflict with browser keyboard shortcuts.
|| Keypress || Result ||
| page up/down | previous/next month |
| ctrl+page up/down | previous/next year |
| ctrl+home | current month or open when closed |
| ctrl+left/right | previous/next day |
| ctrl+up/down | previous/next week |
| enter | select the focused day |
| ctrl+end | close and erase the date |
| escape | close the calendar without selection |