Sibeesh Passion

Disable Dates In Datepicker


In this post we will see how we can disable some dates in a jQuery datepicker control. We all worked in datepicker controls right? But in some situations we may need to add some validations like to restrict some dates in the picker so that user can not select those and move further. Here we are going to disable all the future Saturdays. I hope you will like this.

Using the code

The first thing you need to do is including the needed files.


jQuery UI

jQuery UI CSS

Once you are done adding the files, you need to add a text box in which we are going to implement the picker.

<input type="text" value="Select Date Here"/>

Now we will create an array which contains the list of dates we need to disable.

var disabledDates = ["2015-11-28","2015-11-14","2015-11-21"]

Next we will load the datepicker to our text box.

    beforeShowDay: function(date){
        var string = jQuery.datepicker.formatDate('yy-mm-dd', date);
        return [ disabledDates.indexOf(string) == -1 ]

Have you noticed that we are calling a function beforeShowDay, this is used to disable the dates. It will return false if the date exists in the disabledDates.

That’s all we have done it.

Please see the jsfiddle here: Disable Date In DatePicker


Disable Dates In Datepicker

Disable Dates In Datepicker


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