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import panel as pn


The DatePicker widget allows selecting selecting a date value using a text box and the browser’s date-picking utility.

For more information about listening to widget events and laying out widgets refer to the widgets user guide. Alternatively you can learn how to build GUIs by declaring parameters independently of any specific widgets in the param user guide. To express interactivity entirely using Javascript without the need for a Python server take a look at the links user guide.


For layout and styling related parameters see the customization user guide.


  • end (datetime): The latest selectable date

  • start (datetime): The earliest selectable date

  • value (datetime): The selected value as a datetime type


  • disabled (boolean): Whether the widget is editable

  • name (str): The title of the widget

  • disabled_dates (list): dates to make unavailable for selection; others will be available

  • enabled_dates (list): dates to make available for selection; others will be unavailable

DatePicker uses a browser-dependent calendar widget to select the date:

date_picker = pn.widgets.DatePicker(name='Date Picker')


DatePicker.value returns a datetime type that can be read out or set like other widgets:



The DatePicker widget exposes a number of options which can be changed from both Python and Javascript. Try out the effect of these parameters interactively:

pn.Row(date_picker.controls(jslink=True), date_picker)
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