Getting Started

jqxCalendar represents a jQuery calendar widget that enables the user to select a date using a visual monthly calendar display.
Every UI widget from jQWidgets toolkit needs its JavaScript files to be included in order to work properly.

The first step is to create html page and add links to the javascript files and css dependencies to your project. The jqxCalendar widget requires the following files:

The next step is to create html element within the body of the html document.

The last step is to initialize the widget by adding the following script to the html document:

To call a function(method), you need to pass the method name and parameters(if any) in the jqxCalendar’s constructor.

$("#jqxcalendar").jqxCalendar(‘setDate’, new Date(2010, 1, 1));
To get the result of a function after calling it, you can use the following syntax:

var selectedDate = $("#jqxcalendar'").jqxCalendar(‘getDate’);
To set a property(option), you need to pass the property name and value(s) in the jqxCalendar's constructor.

$("#jqxcalendar").jqxCalendar({ firstDayOfWeek: 1 });
To get a property(option), you need to pass the property name to the jqxCalendar's constructor.

var dayOfWeek = $("#jqxcalendar").jqxCalendar('firstDayOfWeek');
To bind to an event of a UI widget, you can use basic jQuery syntax. Let’s suppose that you want to get the selected date after the user clicks on a cell. The example code below demonstrates how to bind to the ‘valuechanged’ event of jqxCalendar.

$('#jqxcalendar').on('change', function (event) {
    var jsDate =;
    var type = event.args.type; // keyboard, mouse or null depending on how the date was selected.
    // if the selectionMode is set to 'range'.
    // var range = event.args.range;
    // var rangeFrom = range.from;
    // var rangeTo =;
    // additional properties.
    // var view = event.args.view;
    // var viewFrom = view.from;
    // var viewTo =;

Basic Sample

The result of the above code is: