A lightweight, customizable javascript timepicker plugin for jQuery inspired by Google Calendar #jQuery-timepicker


A lightweight, customizable javascript timepicker plugin for jQuery inspired by Google Calendar #jQuery-timepicker

Use this plugin to unobtrusively add a timepicker dropdown to your forms. It’s lightweight (2.7kb minified and gzipped) and easy to customize.




options is an optional javascript object with parameters explained below.

You can also set options as data attributes on the intput elements, like <input type="text" data-time-format="H:i:s" />. Timepicker still needs to be initialized by calling $('#someElement').timepicker();.

The defaults for all options are exposed through the $.fn.timepicker.defaults object. Properties changed in this object (same properties configurable through the constructor) will take effect for every instance created after the change.


  • show2400
    Show “24:00” as an option when using 24-hour time format.
    default: false
  • appendTo
    Override where the dropdown is appended.
    Takes either a string to use as a selector, a function that gets passed the clicked input element as argument or a jquery object to use directly.
    default: “body”
  • className
    A class name to apply to the HTML element that contains the timepicker dropdown.
    default: null
  • closeOnWindowScroll
    Close the timepicker when the window is scrolled. (Replicates <select> behavior.)
    default: false
  • disableTimeRanges
    Disable selection of certain time ranges. Input is an array of time pairs, like `[['3:00am', '4:30am'], ['5:00pm', '8:00pm']]. The start of the interval will be disabled but the end won’t.default: []
  • disableTouchKeyboard
    Disable the onscreen keyboard for touch devices.
    default: false
  • durationTime
    The time against which showDuration will compute relative times. If this is a function, its result will be used.
    default: minTime
  • forceRoundTime
    Force update the time to step settings as soon as it loses focus.
    default: false
  • lang
    Language constants used in the timepicker. Can override the defaults by passing an object with one or more of the following properties: decimal, mins, hr, hrs.
    default: { am: 'am', pm: 'pm', AM: 'AM', PM: 'PM', decimal: '.', mins: 'mins', hr: 'hr', hrs: 'hrs' }
  • maxTime
    The time that should appear last in the dropdown list. Can be used to limit the range of time options.
    default: 24 hours after minTime
  • minTime
    The time that should appear first in the dropdown list.
    default: 12:00am
  • noneOption
    Adds one or more custom options to the top of the dropdown. Can accept several different value types:
    Boolean (true): Adds a “None” option that results in an empty input value
    String: Adds an option with a custom label that results in an empty input value
    Object: Similar to string, but allows customizing the element’s class name and the resulting input value. Can contain label, value, and className properties. value must be a string type.
    Array: An array of strings or objects to add multiple non-time options
    default: false
  • scrollDefault
    If no time value is selected, set the dropdown scroll position to show the time provided, e.g. “09:00”. A time string, Date object, or integer (seconds past midnight) is acceptible, as well as the string 'now'.
    default: null
  • selectOnBlur
    Update the input with the currently highlighted time value when the timepicker loses focus.
    default: false
  • show2400
    Show “24:00” as an option when using 24-hour time format.
    default: false
  • showDuration
    Shows the relative time for each item in the dropdown. minTime or durationTime must be set.
    default: false
  • showOnFocus
    Display a timepicker dropdown when the input gains focus.
    default: true
  • step
    The amount of time, in minutes, between each item in the dropdown.
    default: 30
  • timeFormat
    How times should be displayed in the list and input element. Uses PHP’s date() formatting syntax. Characters can be escaped with a preceeding double slash (e.g. H\\hi). Alternatively, you can specify a function instead of a string, to use completely custom time formatting. In this case, the format function receives a Date object and is expected to return a string. default: ‘g:ia’
  • typeaheadHighlight
    Highlight the nearest corresponding time option as a value is typed into the form input.
    default: true
  • useSelect
    Convert the input to an HTML <SELECT> control. This is ideal for small screen devices, or if you want to prevent the user from entering arbitrary values. This option is not compatible with the following options: appendTo, closeOnWindowScroll, disableTouchKeyboard, forceRoundTime,scrollDefaultNow, selectOnBlur, typeAheadHighlight.
    default: true


  • getSecondsFromMidnight
    Get the time as an integer, expressed as seconds from 12am.

  • getTime
    Get the time using a Javascript Date object, relative to a Date object (default: today).

    $('#getTimeExample').timepicker('getTime'[, new Date()]);

    You can get the time as a string using jQuery’s built-in val() function:

  • hide
    Close the timepicker dropdown.

  • option
    Change the settings of an existing timepicker. Calling option on a visible timepicker will cause the picker to be hidden.

    $('#optionExample').timepicker({ 'timeFormat': 'g:ia' }); // initialize the timepicker sometime earlier in your code
    $('#optionExample').timepicker('option', 'minTime', '2:00am');
    $('#optionExample').timepicker('option', { 'minTime': '4:00am', 'timeFormat': 'H:i' });
  • remove
    Unbind an existing timepicker element.

  • setTime
    Set the time using a Javascript Date object.

    $('#setTimeExample').timepicker('setTime', new Date());
  • show
    Display the timepicker dropdown.



  • change
    The native onChange event will fire any time the input value is updated, whether by selection from the timepicker list or manual entry into the text input. Your code should bind to change after initializing timepicker, or use event delegation.
  • changeTime
    Called after a valid time value is entered or selected. See timeFormatError and timeRangeErrorfor error events. Fires before change event.
  • hideTimepicker
    Called after the timepicker is closed.
  • selectTime
    Called after a time value is selected from the timepicker list. Fires before change event.
  • showTimepicker
    Called after the timepicker is shown.
  • timeFormatError
    Called if an unparseable time string is manually entered into the timepicker input. Fires beforechange event.
  • timeRangeError
    Called if a maxTime, minTime, or disableTimeRanges is set and an invalid time is manually entered into the timepicker input. Fires before change event.


Sample markup with class names:

<input value="5:00pm" class="ui-timepicker-input" type="text">
<div class="ui-timepicker-wrapper ui-timepicker-positioned-top optional-custom-classname" tabindex="-1">
    <ul class="ui-timepicker-list">
        <li class="ui-timepicker-selected">5:00pm</li>
        <li class="ui-timepicker-disabled">5:30pm</li>
        <li>6:00pm <span class="ui-timepicker-duration">(1 hour)</span></li>

The ui-timepicker-positioned-top class will be applied only when the dropdown is positioned above the input.


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