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How do I deactivate manual input for the Datepicker field in JQuery UI? [duplicate]


For date selection, I choose to utilize the JQuery UI Datepicker script. Part of my code, as well as how I integrated it into my PHP page, is shown below:

<link type="text/css" href="css/south-street/jquery-ui-1.8.6.custom.css" rel="stylesheet" />
<script type="text/javascript" src="js/jquery-1.4.2.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="js/jquery-ui-1.8.6.custom.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
    // Datepicker
    $('#datepicker').datepicker({ dateFormat: 'yy-mm-dd' });
    //hover states on the static widgets
    $('#dialog_link, ul#icons li').hover(
        function() { $(this).addClass('ui-state-hover'); }, 
        function() { $(this).removeClass('ui-state-hover'); }


    // date picker (embeds JQuery script)
echo '<label for="datepicker">Date: </label>';
echo '<input type="text" name="datepicker" id="datepicker" />';
echo '<div id="datepicker"></div>';

Basically, I followed the JQuery UI guidelines.

Now here’s my question: how can I prevent manual text inputs in the text input field? The JQuery Datepicker script should only be able to fill the text field. As far as I can tell, the script currently prohibits the user from entering any non-numerical characters into the text box, yet any number combination is permitted (therefore, gibberish like “95460829468” is allowed).

Asked by BeeDog

Solution #1

Set the input to readonly when you create it.

<input type="text" name="datepicker" id="datepicker" readonly="readonly" />

Answered by Matthew Jacobs

Solution #2

I believe you should include style=”background:white;” to make it appear editable.

<input type="text" size="23" name="dateMonthly" id="dateMonthly" readonly="readonly"   style="background:white;"/>

Answered by Karim Samir

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