Angular Material 7 - DatePicker

The <mat-datepicker>, an Angular Directive, is used to create a datepicker control using which date can be selected from a calendar or can be input directly using input box.

In this chapter, we will showcase the configuration required to draw a datepicker control using Angular Material.

Create Angular Application

Follow the following steps to update the Angular application we created in Angular 6 - Project Setup chapter −

Step Description
1 Create a project with a name materialApp as explained in the Angular 6 - Project Setup chapter.
2 Modify app.module.ts, app.component.ts, app.component.css and app.component.html as explained below. Keep rest of the files unchanged.
3 Compile and run the application to verify the result of the implemented logic.

Following is the content of the modified module descriptor app.module.ts.

import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
import {BrowserAnimationsModule} from '@angular/platform-browser/animations';
import {MatDatepickerModule, MatInputModule,MatNativeDateModule} from '@angular/material';
import {FormsModule, ReactiveFormsModule} from '@angular/forms';
   declarations: [
   imports: [
      MatDatepickerModule, MatInputModule,MatNativeDateModule,
   providers: [],
   bootstrap: [AppComponent]
export class AppModule { }

Following is the content of the modified HTML host file app.component.html.

   <input matInput [matDatepicker] = "picker" placeholder = "Choose a date">
   <mat-datepicker-toggle matSuffix [for] = "picker"></mat-datepicker-toggle>
   <mat-datepicker #picker></mat-datepicker>


Verify the result.

Date Picker


  • As first, we've created an input box and bind an datepicker named picker using [matDatepicker] attribute.

  • Then, we've created an datepicker named picker using mat-datepicker tag.

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