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How to PopUp DatePicker While Clicking on EditText in Android?

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  • Last Updated : 20 Jul, 2022
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In android applications date pickers are used to pick the date from the calendars and display them within our text view. Many times we have to display this date picker dialog box by clicking on edit text and then we have to display that date within our edit text. In this article, we will take a look at How to Pop Up a Date Picker Dialog in the android application by clicking on EditText. A sample video is given below to get an idea about what we are going to do in this article.

Note: This Android article covered in both Java and Kotlin languages. 

Step by Step Implementation

Step 1: Create a New Project in Android Studio

To create a new project in Android Studio please refer to How to Create/Start a New Project in Android Studio.

Step 2: Working with the activity_main.xml file

Navigate to app > res > layout > activity_main.xml and add the code below. Comments are added in the code to get to know in detail. 

XML




<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<RelativeLayout
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    android:id="@+id/idRLContainer"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    android:orientation="vertical"
    tools:context=".MainActivity">
 
    <!--on below line we are creating
        a text for our app-->
    <TextView
        android:id="@+id/idTVHeading"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_above="@id/idEdtDate"
        android:layout_centerInParent="true"
        android:layout_margin="20dp"
        android:gravity="center"
        android:padding="10dp"
        android:text="PopUp Datepicker while Clicking on EditText in Android"
        android:textAlignment="center"
        android:textColor="@color/black"
        android:textSize="20sp"
        android:textStyle="bold" />
 
    <!--on below line we are creating
        edit text for passing data-->
    <EditText
        android:id="@+id/idEdtDate"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:layout_centerInParent="true"
        android:layout_margin="20dp"
        android:clickable="false"
        android:cursorVisible="false"
        android:focusable="false"
        android:focusableInTouchMode="false"
        android:hint="Enter date" />
 
</RelativeLayout>

Step 3: Working with the MainActivity file 

Navigate to app > java > your app’s package name > MainActivity file and add the below code to it. Comments are added in the code to get to know in detail. 

Kotlin




package com.gtappdevelopers.kotlingfgproject
 
import android.app.DatePickerDialog
import android.os.Bundle
import android.widget.EditText
import androidx.appcompat.app.AppCompatActivity
import java.util.*
 
class MainActivity : AppCompatActivity() {
 
    // on below line creating a variable.
    lateinit var dateEdt: EditText
 
    override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_main)
 
        // on below line we are initializing our variables.
        dateEdt = findViewById(R.id.idEdtDate)
 
        // on below line we are adding
        // click listener for our edit text.
        dateEdt.setOnClickListener {
 
            // on below line we are getting
            // the instance of our calendar.
            val c = Calendar.getInstance()
 
            // on below line we are getting
            // our day, month and year.
            val year = c.get(Calendar.YEAR)
            val month = c.get(Calendar.MONTH)
            val day = c.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH)
 
            // on below line we are creating a
            // variable for date picker dialog.
            val datePickerDialog = DatePickerDialog(
                // on below line we are passing context.
                this,
                { view, year, monthOfYear, dayOfMonth ->
                    // on below line we are setting
                    // date to our edit text.
                    val dat = (dayOfMonth.toString() + "-" + (monthOfYear + 1) + "-" + year)
                    dateEdt.setText(dat)
                },
                // on below line we are passing year, month
                // and day for the selected date in our date picker.
                year,
                month,
                day
            )
            // at last we are calling show
            // to display our date picker dialog.
            datePickerDialog.show()
        }
 
    }
}

Java




package com.gtappdevelopers.googlemapsroutes;
 
import android.app.DatePickerDialog;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.DatePicker;
import android.widget.EditText;
import androidx.appcompat.app.AppCompatActivity;
import java.util.Calendar;
 
public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {
 
    // on below line we are creating variables.
    private EditText dateEdt;
 
    @Override
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);
 
        // on below line we are initializing our variables.
        dateEdt = findViewById(R.id.idEdtDate);
 
        // on below line we are adding click listener
        // for our pick date button
        dateEdt.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
            @Override
            public void onClick(View v) {
                // on below line we are getting
                // the instance of our calendar.
                final Calendar c = Calendar.getInstance();
 
                // on below line we are getting
                // our day, month and year.
                int year = c.get(Calendar.YEAR);
                int month = c.get(Calendar.MONTH);
                int day = c.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH);
 
                // on below line we are creating a variable for date picker dialog.
                DatePickerDialog datePickerDialog = new DatePickerDialog(
                        // on below line we are passing context.
                        MainActivity.this,
                        new DatePickerDialog.OnDateSetListener() {
                            @Override
                            public void onDateSet(DatePicker view, int year,
                                                  int monthOfYear, int dayOfMonth) {
                                // on below line we are setting date to our edit text.
                                dateEdt.setText(dayOfMonth + "-" + (monthOfYear + 1) + "-" + year);
 
                            }
                        },
                        // on below line we are passing year,
                        // month and day for selected date in our date picker.
                        year, month, day);
                // at last we are calling show to
                // display our date picker dialog.
                datePickerDialog.show();
            }
        });
    }
}

 Now run your application to see the output of it. 

Output:


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