Mostrar calendario para elegir una fecha en Java

In other languages like VB, C#, in occasions where you want the user to enter a date, say in a text box,we can make a calendar to appear once you click on it. So the user can click on the corresponding date and that date will be put to the text box.

By that way we can get rid of problems that can be caused due to dates in an incorrect format. I need to know how we can achieve this in java?

Actually, I need to combine this with a JTable. there is a column where the date need to be entered. But users may enter dates in various formats. So I thought of going to something like this. Hope there is a way to do this, easily.

Will anyone please show me how to do this. Any help is greatly appreciated..

Gracias por su atención.

preguntado el 31 de julio de 12 a las 10:07

I have no idea what jTable is, however what you are looking for is called a Date Picker, and if you google jTable Date Picker you get several results which might be what you are looking for. You might find some other helpful questions here -

You should indicate what visual component framework you are using because Java has plenty if them (several for each environment). In desktop you can use: AWT, Swing, SWT by example. -

@helios Sorry I don't get exactly what you mean, "visual component framework". I need to use this in swing.jtable. Will that answer your question? -

@Anubis: I mean, the technology you are using for your visual components (by example: JTextbox, JFrame, and so on are all classes from Swing framework). When you make a desktop application you use one of this frameworks (you use either Swing or SWT, but you don't mix). So the solutions are different depending on which group of classes are you using. -

@Anubis:aquí..I think this link is very helpful for you.:) -

5 Respuestas

Los programas LGoodDatePicker library includes a (swing) Selector de fechas component, which allows the user to choose dates from a calendar. (By default, the users can also type dates from the keyboard, but keyboard entry can be disabled if desired). The DatePicker has automatic data validation, which means (among other things) that any date that the user enters will always be converted to your desired date format.

Divulgación justa: soy el desarrollador principal.

Since the DatePicker is a swing component, you can add it to any other swing container including (in your scenario) the cells of a JTable.

The most commonly used date formats are automatically supported, and additional date formats can be added if desired.

To enforce your desired date format, you would most likely want to set your chosen format to be the default "display format" for the DatePicker. Formats can be specified by using the Java 8 DateTimeFormatter Patterns. No matter what the user types (or clicks), the date will always be converted to the specified format as soon as the user is done.

Besides the DatePicker, the library also has the TimePicker and DateTimePicker components. I pasted screenshots of all the components (and the demo program) below.

La biblioteca se puede instalar en su proyecto Java desde el proyecto página de lanzamiento.

La página de inicio del proyecto está en Github en: .

Captura de pantalla de DateTimePicker

DateTimePicker examples

Captura de pantalla de demostración

Respondido 26 Abr '16, 20:04

Encontré JXDatePicker as a better solution to this. It gives what you need and very easy to use.

import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Calendar;
import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.JPanel;
import org.jdesktop.swingx.JXDatePicker;

public class DatePickerExample extends JPanel {

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        JFrame frame = new JFrame("JXPicker Example");
        JPanel panel = new JPanel();

        frame.setBounds(400, 400, 250, 100);

        JXDatePicker picker = new JXDatePicker();
        picker.setFormats(new SimpleDateFormat("dd.MM.yyyy"));



Respondido 07 Oct 16, 14:10

The maven dependency if anyone is looking: <dependency> <groupId>org.swinglabs</groupId> <artifactId>swingx</artifactId> <version>1.6.1</version> </dependency> - Sellador

I wrote a DateTextField component.

import java.awt.BorderLayout;
import java.awt.Color;
import java.awt.Cursor;
import java.awt.Dimension;
import java.awt.FlowLayout;
import java.awt.Font;
import java.awt.Frame;
import java.awt.GridLayout;
import java.awt.Point;
import java.awt.event.ActionEvent;
import java.awt.event.ActionListener;
import java.awt.event.MouseAdapter;
import java.awt.event.MouseEvent;
import java.text.ParseException;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Calendar;
import java.util.Date;

import javax.swing.JButton;
import javax.swing.JDialog;
import javax.swing.JLabel;
import javax.swing.JPanel;
import javax.swing.JSpinner;
import javax.swing.JTextField;
import javax.swing.SpinnerNumberModel;
import javax.swing.SwingConstants;
import javax.swing.SwingUtilities;
import javax.swing.border.LineBorder;
import javax.swing.event.ChangeEvent;
import javax.swing.event.ChangeListener;

public class DateTextField extends JTextField {

    private static String DEFAULT_DATE_FORMAT = "MM/dd/yyyy";
    private static final int DIALOG_WIDTH = 200;
    private static final int DIALOG_HEIGHT = 200;

    private SimpleDateFormat dateFormat;
    private DatePanel datePanel = null;
    private JDialog dateDialog = null;

    public DateTextField() {
        this(new Date());

    public DateTextField(String dateFormatPattern, Date date) {
        DEFAULT_DATE_FORMAT = dateFormatPattern;

    public DateTextField(Date date) {
        setCursor(new Cursor(Cursor.HAND_CURSOR));

    private void addListeners() {
        addMouseListener(new MouseAdapter() {
            public void mouseClicked(MouseEvent paramMouseEvent) {
                if (datePanel == null) {
                    datePanel = new DatePanel();
                Point point = getLocationOnScreen();
                point.y = point.y + 30;
                showDateDialog(datePanel, point);

    private void showDateDialog(DatePanel dateChooser, Point position) {
        Frame owner = (Frame) SwingUtilities
        if (dateDialog == null || dateDialog.getOwner() != owner) {
            dateDialog = createDateDialog(owner, dateChooser);
        dateDialog.setLocation(getAppropriateLocation(owner, position));

    private JDialog createDateDialog(Frame owner, JPanel contentPanel) {
        JDialog dialog = new JDialog(owner, "Date Selected", true);
        dialog.getContentPane().add(contentPanel, BorderLayout.CENTER);
        dialog.setSize(DIALOG_WIDTH, DIALOG_HEIGHT);
        return dialog;

    private Point getAppropriateLocation(Frame owner, Point position) {
        Point result = new Point(position);
        Point p = owner.getLocation();
        int offsetX = (position.x + DIALOG_WIDTH) - (p.x + owner.getWidth());
        int offsetY = (position.y + DIALOG_HEIGHT) - (p.y + owner.getHeight());

        if (offsetX > 0) {
            result.x -= offsetX;

        if (offsetY > 0) {
            result.y -= offsetY;

        return result;

    private SimpleDateFormat getDefaultDateFormat() {
        if (dateFormat == null) {
            dateFormat = new SimpleDateFormat(DEFAULT_DATE_FORMAT);
        return dateFormat;

    public void setText(Date date) {

    public void setDate(Date date) {

    public Date getDate() {
        try {
            return getDefaultDateFormat().parse(getText());
        } catch (ParseException e) {
            return new Date();

    private class DatePanel extends JPanel implements ChangeListener {
        int startYear = 1980;
        int lastYear = 2050;

        Color backGroundColor = Color.gray;
        Color palletTableColor = Color.white;
        Color todayBackColor =;
        Color weekFontColor =;
        Color dateFontColor =;
        Color weekendFontColor =;

        Color controlLineColor =;
        Color controlTextColor = Color.white;

        JSpinner yearSpin;
        JSpinner monthSpin;
        JButton[][] daysButton = new JButton[6][7];

        DatePanel() {
            setLayout(new BorderLayout());
            setBorder(new LineBorder(backGroundColor, 2));

            JPanel topYearAndMonth = createYearAndMonthPanal();
            add(topYearAndMonth, BorderLayout.NORTH);
            JPanel centerWeekAndDay = createWeekAndDayPanal();
            add(centerWeekAndDay, BorderLayout.CENTER);


        private JPanel createYearAndMonthPanal() {
            Calendar cal = getCalendar();
            int currentYear = cal.get(Calendar.YEAR);
            int currentMonth = cal.get(Calendar.MONTH) + 1;

            JPanel panel = new JPanel();
            panel.setLayout(new FlowLayout());

            yearSpin = new JSpinner(new SpinnerNumberModel(currentYear,
                    startYear, lastYear, 1));
            yearSpin.setPreferredSize(new Dimension(56, 20));
            yearSpin.setEditor(new JSpinner.NumberEditor(yearSpin, "####"));

            JLabel yearLabel = new JLabel("Year");

            monthSpin = new JSpinner(new SpinnerNumberModel(currentMonth, 1,
                    12, 1));
            monthSpin.setPreferredSize(new Dimension(35, 20));

            JLabel monthLabel = new JLabel("Month");

            return panel;

        private JPanel createWeekAndDayPanal() {
            String colname[] = { "S", "M", "T", "W", "T", "F", "S" };
            JPanel panel = new JPanel();
            panel.setFont(new Font("Arial", Font.PLAIN, 10));
            panel.setLayout(new GridLayout(7, 7));

            for (int i = 0; i < 7; i++) {
                JLabel cell = new JLabel(colname[i]);
                if (i == 0 || i == 6) {
                } else {

            int actionCommandId = 0;
            for (int i = 0; i < 6; i++)
                for (int j = 0; j < 7; j++) {
                    JButton numBtn = new JButton();
                    numBtn.addActionListener(new ActionListener() {
                        public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent event) {
                            JButton source = (JButton) event.getSource();
                            if (source.getText().length() == 0) {
                            int newDay = Integer.parseInt(source.getText());
                            Calendar cal = getCalendar();
                            cal.set(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH, newDay);


                    if (j == 0 || j == 6)
                    daysButton[i][j] = numBtn;

            return panel;

        private Calendar getCalendar() {
            Calendar calendar = Calendar.getInstance();
            return calendar;

        private int getSelectedYear() {
            return ((Integer) yearSpin.getValue()).intValue();

        private int getSelectedMonth() {
            return ((Integer) monthSpin.getValue()).intValue();

        private void dayColorUpdate(boolean isOldDay) {
            Calendar cal = getCalendar();
            int day = cal.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH);
            cal.set(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH, 1);
            int actionCommandId = day - 2 + cal.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_WEEK);
            int i = actionCommandId / 7;
            int j = actionCommandId % 7;
            if (isOldDay) {
            } else {

        private void reflushWeekAndDay() {
            Calendar cal = getCalendar();
            cal.set(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH, 1);
            int maxDayNo = cal.getActualMaximum(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH);
            int dayNo = 2 - cal.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_WEEK);
            for (int i = 0; i < 6; i++) {
                for (int j = 0; j < 7; j++) {
                    String s = "";
                    if (dayNo >= 1 && dayNo <= maxDayNo) {
                        s = String.valueOf(dayNo);

        public void stateChanged(ChangeEvent e) {

            JSpinner source = (JSpinner) e.getSource();
            Calendar cal = getCalendar();
            if (source.getName().equals("Year")) {
                cal.set(Calendar.YEAR, getSelectedYear());
            } else {
                cal.set(Calendar.MONTH, getSelectedMonth() - 1);

Respondido 31 Jul 12, 12:07

Thanks for your code. It works fine. But I ask you to try my accepted solution below. It works really fine. I tend to accept it as the answer, because It'll help others who will search about this in future. If I can accept two answers, then of course I'll accept yours too, can't accept two answers. Hope you won't mind. Thanks for the help.. - Anubis

Another easy method in Netbeans is also avaiable here, There are libraries inside Netbeans itself,where the solutions for this type of situations are available.Select the relevant one as well.It is much easier.After doing the prescribed steps in the link,please restart Netbeans.

Step1:- Select Tools->Palette->Swing/AWT Components
Step2:- Click 'Add from JAR'in Palette Manager
Step3:- Browse to [NETBEANS HOME]\ide\modules\ext and select swingx-0.9.5.jar
Step4:- This will bring up a list of all the components available for the palette.  Lots of goodies here!  Select JXDatePicker.
Step5:- Select Swing Controls & click finish
Step6:- Restart NetBeans IDE and see the magic :)

Respondido el 27 de diciembre de 17 a las 09:12

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  1. Open your Java source code document and navigate to the JTable object you have created inside of your Swing class.

  2. Create a new TableModel object that holds a DatePickerTable. You must create the DatePickerTable with a range of date values in MMDDYYYY format. The first value is the begin date and the last is the end date. In code, this looks like:

    TableModel datePicker = new DatePickerTable("01011999","12302000");
  3. Set the display interval in the datePicker object. By default each day is displayed, but you may set a regular interval. To set a 15-day interval between date options, use this code:

    datePicker.interval = 15;
  4. Attach your table model into your JTable:

    JTable newtable = new JTable (datePicker);

    Your Java application now has a drop-down date selection dialog.

respondido 05 mar '17, 00:03

Thanks @Sachin Mhetre. But what you suggested doesn't work. There is no such class as DatePickerTable (Netbeans underline it). Is that a kind of addon?? - Anubis

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