The UI tags for cfcalendar based on the YUI toolkit have been deprecated.

For a full list of deprecated features, refer to Deprecated features.

Description

Puts an interactive Flash format calendar in an HTML or Flash form. Not supported in XML format forms. The calendar lets a user select a date for submission as a form variable.

Category

Forms tags

Syntax

<cfcalendar 
name = "name of calendar" 
dayNames = "days of the week labels" 
disabled = "yes|no|no attribute value" 
enabled = "yes|no" 
endRange = "last disabled date" 
height = "height" 
mask = "character pattern" 
monthNames = "month labels" 
onBlur = "ActionScript to invoke" 
onChange = "ActionScript to invoke" 
onFocus = "ActionScript to invoke" 
selectedDate = "date" 
startRange = "first disabled date" 
style="Flash ActionScript style" 
tooltip = "text" 
visible = "yes|no" 
width = "width">

Note: You can specify this tag's attributes in an attributeCollection attribute whose value is a structure. Specify the structure name in the attributeCollection attribute and use the tag's attribute names as structure keys.

See also

cfformcfgridcfinputcfselectcfslidercftextareacftreeAbout Flash form styles in the Developing ColdFusion Applications.

History

ColdFusion MX 7.01: Added support for onBlur and onFocus events. ColdFusion MX 7: Added tag.

Attributes

Attribute

Req/Opt

Default

Description

name

Required

 

The name of the calendar.

dayNames

Optional

S, M, T, W, Th, F, S

A comma-delimited list that sets the names of the weekdays displayed in the calendar. Sunday is the first day and the rest of the weekday names follow in the normal order.

disabled

Optional

Not disabled

Disables all user input, making the control read-only. To disable input, specify disabled without an attribute or disabled="Yes" (or any ColdFusion positive boolean value, such as true). To enable input, omit the attribute or specify disabled="No" (or any ColdFusion negative Boolean value, such as false).

enabled

Optional

yes

Flash only: Boolean value that specifies whether the control is enabled. A disabled control appears in light gray. This is the inverse of the disabled attribute.

endRange

Optional

 

The end of a range of dates that are disabled. Users cannot select dates from the date specified by the startRange attribute through this date.

firstDayOfWeek

Optional

0

Integer in the range 0-6 specifying the first day of the week in the calendar: 0 indicates Sunday; 6 indicates Saturday.

height

Optional

Determined by Flash

The vertical dimension of the calendar specified in pixels.

mask

Optional

MM/DD/YYYY

A pattern that specifies the format of the submitted date. Mask characters are:

  • D = day; can use 0-2 mask characters
  • M = month; can use 0-4 mask characters
  • Y = year; can use 0, 2, or 4 characters
  • E = day in week; can use 0-4 characters
  • Any other character = put the character in the specified location
    For more information on masking, see "Masking input data" in the cfinput reference page.

monthNames

Optional

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

A comma-delimited list of the month names that are displayed at the top of the calendar.

onBlur

Optional

 

ActionScript that runs when the calendar loses focus.

onChange

Optional

 

ActionScript that runs when the user selects a date.

onFocus

Optional

 

ActionScript that runs when the calendar gets focus.

selectedDate

Optional

None (Flash shows the current month)

The date that is initially selected. It is highlighted in a color determined by the form skin. Must be in mm/dd/yyyy or dd/mm/yyyy format, depending on the current locale. (Use the setlocale function to set the locale, if necessary.)

startRange

Optional

 

The start of a range of dates that are disabled. Users cannot select dates from this date through the date specified by the endRange attribute.

style

Optional

 

Flash ActionScript style or styles to apply to the calendar. For more information, see Setting styles and skins in Flash forms in the Developing ColdFusion Applications.

tooltip

Optional

 

Flash only: Text to display when the mouse pointer hovers over the control.

visible

Optional

yes

Flash only: Boolean value that specifies whether to show the control. Space that would be occupied by an invisible control is blank.

width

Optional

Determined by Flash

The horizontal dimension of the calendar specified in pixels.

Usage

The cfcalendar tag displays a calendar month, showing the month, the year, a grid of the days of the month, and headings for the days of the week. The calendar contains forward and back arrow buttons to let you change the month and year that are displayed.
If you include a value for the selectedDate attribute, that date is highlighted in green and determines the month and year that display initially. Changing the month and year display does not change the selected date. A user can change the selected date by clicking a different date on the calendar. The onChange attribute can specify an ActionScript event handler function that runs when the user selects a date.
The current date is highlighted in reverse (that is, a white number on a black background). If the selected date is in a different month or year, however, the current date does not appear unless you move to it by clicking the forward or back arrows.
The mask attribute lets you specify the format of the selected date that is returned to the application.
You can use the keyboard to access and select dates from a cfcalendar control:

  • Use the Up, Down, Left, and Right Arrow keys to change the selected date.
  • Use the Home and End keys to reach the first and last enabled date in a month, respectively.
  • Use the Page Up and Page Down keys to reach the previous and next month, respectively.

    The cfcalendar tag is not supported in XML format forms.

Example

This example produces a 200-pixel by 150-pixel calendar with a Flash haloBlue skin. It displays abbreviated month names and two-character days of the week. It initially displays today's date as determined by the selectedDate attribute. When you click the Save button, the form submits back to the current page, which displays the submitted information.
The example also has three dateField controls that let the user change the initial selected date that displays on the calendar and a blocked-out date range. The initial blocked-out date is a four-day period immediately preceding today's date.

Note: This example must be modified to work in locales that do not use mm/dd/yyyy date formats. To do so, use the LSDateFormat function in place of the DateFormat function and a mask that is appropriate for your locale, such as dd/mm/yyyy.

<!--- Set initial selected and blocked-out dates.---> 
<cfparam name="Form.startdate" default="#dateformat(now()-5, 'mm/dd/yyyy')#"> 
<cfparam name="Form.enddate" default="#dateformat(now()-1, 'mm/dd/yyyy')#"> 
<cfparam name="Form.selectdate" default="#dateformat(now(), 'mm/dd/yyyy')#"> 

<!--- If the form has been submitted, display the selected date. ---> 
<cfif isDefined("Form.submitit")> 
<cfoutput><b>You selected #Form.selectedDate#</b><br><br></cfoutput> 
</cfif> 

<b>Please select a date on the calendar and click Save.</b><br> 
<br> 
<cfform name="form1" format="Flash" skin="haloBlue" width="375" height="350" > 
<cfcalendar name="selectedDate" 
selectedDate="#Form.selectdate#" 
startRange="#Form.startdate#" 
endRange="#Form.enddate#" 
mask="mmm dd, yyyy" 
dayNames="SU,MO,TU,WE,TH,FR,SA" 
firstDayOfWeek="1" 
monthNames="JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC" 
style="rollOverColor:##FF0000" 
width="200" height="150"> 
<cfinput type="dateField" name="startdate" label="Block out starts"
width="100" value="#Form.startdate#"> 
<cfinput type="dateField" name="enddate" label="Block out ends" width="100" 
value="#Form.enddate#"> 
<cfinput type="dateField" name="selectdate" label="Initial date" width="100" 
value="#Form.selectdate#" > 
<cfinput type="Submit" name="submitit" value="Save" width="100"> 
</cfform>

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