Need help with Date Time Picker

I have created custom form and widget input but it still displays as text input instead of the widget

from django import forms

class DateTimePickerInput(forms.DateTimeInput):
        input_type = 'datetime'

from .widgets import  DateTimePickerInput
from django.forms import ModelForm
from .models import Task

class ExampleForm(ModelForm):
    class Meta:
        model = Task
        fields = ['title', 'start_date', 'end_date', 'complete']

        widgets = {
            'start_date' : DateTimePickerInput(),
            'end_date' : DateTimePickerInput(),

import uuid
from django.db import models
from django.contrib.auth.models import User

class Task(models.Model):
    id = models.UUIDField(primary_key=True, default=uuid.uuid4, editable=False)
    user = models.ForeignKey(User, on_delete=models.CASCADE, null = True, blank = True)
    title = models.CharField(max_length = 200)
    description = models.TextField(null = True, blank = True)
    complete = models.BooleanField(default= False)
    created = models.DateTimeField(auto_now_add = True)
    start_date = models.DateTimeField(null=True)
    end_date = models.DateTimeField(null=True)

    def __str__(self):
        return self.title

    class Meta:
        ordering = ['complete'] 

from django.shortcuts import render, redirect
from django.views.generic.list import ListView
from django.views.generic.detail import DetailView
from django.views.generic.edit import CreateView, UpdateView, DeleteView, FormView
from django.urls import reverse_lazy

from django.contrib.auth.views import LoginView
from django.contrib.auth.mixins import LoginRequiredMixin
from django.contrib.auth.forms import UserCreationForm
from django.contrib.auth import login

from .models import Task
from .forms import ExampleForm

def CreateTask(request):
    form = ExampleForm()
    context = {'form': form}
    return render(request, 'base/task_form.html', context)

from django.urls import path
from . import views
from .views import TaskList, TaskDetail, TaskUpdate, DeleteView, CustomLoginView, RegisterPage , CreateTask #, TaskCreate 
from django.contrib.auth.views import LogoutView

urlpatterns =[
    path('login/', CustomLoginView.as_view(), name='login'),
    path('logout/', LogoutView.as_view(next_page= 'login'), name='logout'),
    path('register/', RegisterPage.as_view(), name='register'),

    path('', TaskList.as_view(), name='tasks'),
    path('task/<uuid:pk>/', TaskDetail.as_view(), name='task'),
    # path('task-create', TaskCreate.as_view(), name='task-create'),
    path('task-create', views.CreateTask, name='task-create'),
    path('task-update/<uuid:pk>/', TaskUpdate.as_view(), name='task-update'),
    path('task-delete/<uuid:pk>/', DeleteView.as_view(), name='task-delete'),


{% extends 'base/main_style.html' %}
{% block content %}
<h3>Task Form</h3>
<a href="{% url 'tasks' %}">Go back</a>

<form method="POST" action="">
    {% csrf_token %}
    <!-- {{form.as_p}} -->

        <!-- <label for="title">Title:</label><br>
        {% if task.title != null %}
        <input type="text" id="title" name="title">{{task.title}}<br>
        {% else %}
        <input type="text" id="title" name="title"><br>
        {% endif %}
        <label for="start_date">start_date:</label><br>
        <input type="date" id="start_date" name="start_date">
    <!-- <input type="submit" value="Choose time now"> -->
    <input type="submit" value="Submit">
{% endblock content %}

I struggled with this too :slight_smile: Along the way I solved it and if I remember it was subclassing ModelForm rather than Form that did the trick.

Could you share your project implementation with datetime picker?

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Thanks for pointing it out. Just fixed code to blocks.

I used widgets.DateInput() instead of DateTimePickerInput().

It seems to be working instead of using forms.DateTimeInput() to split them to two seperate ones.