7 Replies Latest reply on Aug 28, 2007 10:07 AM by Tiago

    selectDate & convertDateTime

    hager hager Newbie

      Hello,
      i want to use the pattern dd/MM/yyyy, but i always have a date in a MM/dd/yyyy pattern
      how can I do?I tried dateFormat="dd/MM/yyyy" in the selectDate Tag and pattern="dd/MM/yyyy" in a convertDateTime Tag.

      the code


      <h:inputText id="dateEffet"
       maxlength="10"
       size="10"
       required="true"
       value="#{carriereHome.instance.dateEffet}">
      <s:convertDateTime type="date"
       dateStyle="short"
       pattern="dd/MM/yyyy"/>
      </h:inputText>
      <s:selectDate for="dateEffet" dateFormat="dd/MM/yyyy">
      <h:graphicImage url="img/dtpick.gif" style="margin-left:5px"/>
      </s:selectDate>

      I'm using seam 1.2.1 GA.
      thanks

        • 1. Re: selectDate & convertDateTime
          Damian Harvey Master

          If you are rendering the selectDate via an ajax call (eg. using ajax4jsf) then you will need to do a few javascript hacks.

          If this is the case for you then add this bit of Javascript to your page (it's taken from the selectDate javascript that is called when a page is loaded normally

          <script type="text/javascript">
          //<![CDATA[
          //This script block is needed to set Seam Date picker defaults as they don't otherwise get set by AJAX call - only needed on pages where date picker is rendered via AJAX
          var CAL_DAYS_SHORT = 'Su,Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr,Sa';
          var CAL_DAYS_MEDIUM = 'Sun,Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri,Sat';
          var CAL_DAYS_LONG = 'Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday';
          var CAL_MONTHS_MEDIUM = 'Jan,Feb,Mar,Apr,May,Jun,Jul,Aug,Sep,Oct,Nov,Dec';
          var CAL_MONTHS_LONG = 'January,February,March,April,May,June,July,August,September,October,November,December';
          var CAL_FIRST_DAY_OF_WEEK = 0;
          var CAL_DATE_FORMAT = 'dd/MM/yyyy';
          //]]>
          </script>
          

          Cheers,

          Damian.

          • 2. Re: selectDate & convertDateTime
            Tiago Newbie

            Hi there,


            I have a question about the possibility of "overloading" s:selectDate month and weeknames?

            I was searching for the subject and I found this ( http://jira.jboss.org/jira/browse/JBSEAM-623 )

            It's says

            - Day and month names are localised as well.



            So it seams that there is already a way to redefine the names for a specific language (based on the localization - locale) (correct me if I'm wrong :)
            There are any examples??

            Best regards,
            Tiago.

            • 3. Re: selectDate & convertDateTime
              Pete Muir Master

              This is localised through java.text.DateFormatSymbols so I don't think you can arbitrarily override the strings (but read up on DateFormatSymbols).

              • 4. Re: selectDate & convertDateTime
                Tiago Newbie

                Thanks for the reply Pete.


                Originally I didn't interpret well what I've read on http://jira.jboss.org/jira/browse/JBSEAM-623 so I didn't understand the right use of s:selectDate.

                But after digging on your code (SelectDateRendererBase.java) I got it (how it works...)
                I was thinking that s:selectDate needed some sort of *.js locale resource (DateFormatSymbols is powerful).


                The truth is that I've define the locale in faces-config.xml like this

                 <locale-config>
                 <default-locale>pt</default-locale>
                 <supported-locale>pt</supported-locale>
                 </locale-config>
                



                and the s:selectDate works very well, but if my s:selectDate is created dynamically through Ajax4JSF the Javascript is transfered but never evaluated.

                This is also reported in this thread ( http://www.jboss.com/index.html?module=bb&op=viewtopic&p=4035703#4035703 )
                and there's a JIRA related ( http://jira.jboss.com/jira/browse/JBSEAM-1156 )


                I don't know exactly what is the problem (I've tested with Firefox 2.0.0.6, Opera 9.23 and IE 7 and in all it goes the same. Also [for all] if I made a refresh then the s:selectDate names now appears on portuguese)


                Workaround: After putting the next code (through static form) the problem is solved (as is suggested by damianharvey)!!

                 <script type="text/javascript">
                
                 //
                 var CAL_DAYS_SHORT = 'Do,Se,Te,Qu,Qu,Se,Sá';
                 var CAL_DAYS_MEDIUM = 'Dom,Seg,Ter,Qua,Qui,Sex,Sáb';
                 var CAL_DAYS_LONG = 'Domingo,Segunda-feira,Terça-feira,Quarta-feira,Quinta-feira,Sexta-feira,Sábado';
                 var CAL_MONTHS_MEDIUM = 'Jan,Fev,Mar,Abr,Mai,Jun,Jul,Ago,Set,Out,Nov,Dez';
                 var CAL_MONTHS_LONG = 'Janeiro,Fevereiro,Março,Abril,Maio,Junho,Julho,Agosto,Setembro,Outubro,Novembro,Dezembro';
                 var CAL_FIRST_DAY_OF_WEEK = 1;
                 var CAL_DATE_FORMAT = 'dd/MM/yyyy';
                 //
                
                 </script>
                



                Sorry if it went too extensive!

                Tiago.



                • 5. Re: selectDate & convertDateTime
                  Tiago Newbie

                  Could you reply Pete and see the JIRA ( http://jira.jboss.com/jira/browse/JBSEAM-1156 )


                  Thanks!

                  Tiago.

                  • 6. Re: selectDate & convertDateTime
                    Pete Muir Master

                    s:selectDate will soon be deprecated in favour of rich:calendar so use the workaround.

                    • 7. Re: selectDate & convertDateTime
                      Tiago Newbie

                      Ok, thanks for your time Pete!