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Date control using JavaScript

Date control is a combination of three drop downs with month, day and year valus. It can be used as an alternative to the date picker control. Suppose a user needs to select a date before/after 10 years. At this point selecting the date with a date picker will not be easy and time consuming. So, in this situation, this control may be helpful.

Date control

To customize you need you can configure it. Change the properties in date_control.js file.

How to use it?

1. Unzip the download
2. Link the date_control to the page you want to use it in.
3. Write this code where you want to place the control

<script language="javascript">
// getting the date control
getDateControl("name_of_the_field", "name_of_the_form");

For more details see the demo.html file included in the download.

I have tested the code with Internet Explorer 6 and FireFox 2.X.X and it works fine.

You can download a copy from here: Download