We have defined some fields in a schema of the type "Date".

When we make new components of this schema, you have to use the default datepicker within the Content Manager. This datepicker is far from optimal (drop-down months instead of arrows, time in 3 fields); and perhaps the biggest issue: you can't type a date-time, you MUST use the datepicker.

My question is: Is there an official update/hotfix for the datepicker (as it is core-functionality). Or are there plug-ins available? If none are available how can we implement a more modern jquery-like datepicker?

  • I am not sure about update\hotfix but you can always write a GUI extension for your custom datepicker. Apr 28, 2014 at 11:52
  • Consider joining Tridion Ideas which lets you submit ideas to SDL product management. I submitted an idea for the same functionality that you may want to "upvote." In terms of extending Schema fields, the Field Behavior Injection extension has some examples. Apr 28, 2014 at 19:27
  • I will look into the GUI extension, perhaps that will give the client the functionality they desire.
    – Ernst
    Apr 29, 2014 at 7:19

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There is no update/hotfix for the datepicker and there is no supported way of replacing it with custom control. So you can do that, but this wouldn't be easy :)

  • Not the answer that I was hoping for, but thanks for the info!
    – Ernst
    Apr 29, 2014 at 7:14

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