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Posts: 11
Registered: ‎09-01-2012
My Device: Z10 / PlayBook
My Carrier: Telus

Input Type Date being treated as text field

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I had an app built using BBUI.js (0.9.3), worked great.  I have a input field that has a type of "date" and that used to bring up the date picker.


I updated to the latest OS build ( and it no longer opens the date picker for this field.  I don't remember the version of the OS that I had when it was working, but I tried to keep it up to date.


I then udpated to the latest BBUI.js (0.9.4), this fixed the scaling issue and still no date picker on the "date" input field.


I also packaged the BBUI.js samples app, still using 0.9.3, and the date fields on the input tab do not show the date picker either.


Not sure if I am missing something or if something is broken. Anyone else have this issue or know how I can fix it, I feel like I'm missing something.


<input type="date" id="dateEdit" />



Dev Alpha

OS Version:

BlackBerry 10 WebWorks SDK

BBUI.js version 0.9.4

Posts: 322
Registered: ‎08-06-2012
My Device: Dev Alpha / Playbook / Curve 9300

Re: Input Type Date being treated as text field

hmmm, this may be a dev alpha problem and not a bbui problem.  Although I have issues with date picker on my curve as well while using bbui.js  Maybe Tim can check this out.


What I did to solve this was to put a "insert date" button right below the date field to make it easier to enter today s date.  If your user is entering future or psat dates date picker is the only way.

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Posts: 10
Registered: ‎08-03-2012
My Device: BlackBerry Z10 LE
My Carrier: Play

Re: Input Type Date being treated as text field


i have the same situation. The same is with <input type="time" /> in my app and in bbui samples.

Any advise ?

Posts: 856
Registered: ‎07-15-2008
My Device: Passport
My Carrier: Bell

Re: Input Type Date being treated as text field

Thanks for flagging this for us. I've reproduced and opened an issue on Github for it:



Tim Windsor
Open Source Technical Lead