Globalization in EJ 1 Angular DateTimePicker

13 Sep 2017 / 4 minutes to read

DateTimePicker has been provided with built-in localization support, so that it can adapt based on culture specific locale defined for it.

More than 350 culture specific files are available to localize the datetime.


Seven culture-specific script files are available in the below specified location. For all other culture files, please download from the GitHub location.

If you want to change month names to your culture month just replace month names with your culture month names or your customized format.

The following code example is used to set DateTimePicker in Spanish language.

  • javascript
  • calendars: {
           standard: {
              firstDay: 1,
              days: {
                 names: ["domingo", "lunes", "martes", "miércoles", "jueves", "viernes", "sábado"],
                 namesAbbr: ["do.", "lu.", "ma.", "mi.", "ju.", "vi.", "sá."],
                 namesShort: ["D", "L", "M", "X", "J", "V", "S"]
              months: {
                 names: ["enero", "febrero", "marzo", "abril", "mayo", "junio", "julio", "agosto", "septiembre", "octubre", "noviembre", "diciembre", ""],
                 namesAbbr: ["ene.", "feb.", "mar.", "abr.", "may.", "jun.", "jul.", "ago.", "sep.", "oct.", "nov.", "dic.", ""]
              AM: null,
              PM: null,
              eras: [{
                 "name": "d. C.",
                 "start": null,
                 "offset": 0
              patterns: {
                 d: "dd/MM/yyyy",
                 D: "dddd, d' de 'MMMM' de 'yyyy",
                 t: "H:mm",
                 T: "H:mm:ss",
                 f: "dddd, d' de 'MMMM' de 'yyyy H:mm",
                 F: "dddd, d' de 'MMMM' de 'yyyy H:mm:ss",
                 M: "d' de 'MMMM",
                 Y: "MMMM' de 'yyyy"

    The following code example can be used to get Spanish culture in DateTimePicker.

    Add the following code in your HTML page.

  • html
  • <div align="center">
    <input type="text" id="dateTime" ej-datetimepicker width='200' [locale]="locale" [buttonText]="button" [(ngModel)]="value">
  • html
  • import { Component } from '@angular/core';
        selector: 'ej-app',
        templateUrl: './default.component.html'
    export class DefaultComponent {
        value: any;
        locale: string;
        button: Object;
        constructor() {
            this.value = Date();
            this.locale = "es-ES";
            this.button = { today: "hoy", timeNow: "ahora", done: "hecho", timeTitle: "tiempo" };