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CalendarDateField implemented in 2.4RC1?

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27 April 2010 at 1:06am Community Member, 4 Posts


I installed 2.4RC1 on my server, but when I tried to use CalendarDateField I got this when try to access page in admin:

'Fatal error: Class 'CalendarDateField' not found in /home/webwm/public_html/mysite/code/Test.php on line 19'.

Same code works OK in 2.3.

Any tips?


27 April 2010 at 3:19am Community Member, 4 Posts

OK, solved.

You need legacydatetimefields installed to be able to use this field...


28 April 2010 at 6:36am Community Member, 114 Posts

had the same problem - however, rather than installing support for legacydatetimefields is there a new preferred method? surely this functionality hasn't been removed?


28 April 2010 at 8:03am Community Member, 2 Posts

I would recommend using the DatePickerField that is available from The DataObject_Manager Module found here:


Usage for DatePickerField

Usage of the Data Object Manager


28 April 2010 at 9:25pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

timtim - to answer your question I think you can invoke the calendar by setting the 'showcalendar' var.

$field = new DateField(....);
$field->setConfig('showcalendar', true);


30 April 2010 at 4:30am Community Member, 114 Posts

DatePickerField works like a charm


30 April 2010 at 8:33am Community Member, 114 Posts

actually, I spoke too soon. when using either method I get a validation error ("Please enter a valid time format.") - is this a 2.4 bug?


7 May 2010 at 2:42am Community Member, 37 Posts

Hmm this needs to be fixed as when you choose a date from the Calendar it will give me this for
May 06, 2010 : 06/05/2010
but when I save it this becomes
Jun 5, 2010. This will become a major problem as soon as a date gets bigger than 12. I'd submit a ticket if I could and knew how but hopefully someone takes care of this. I've recently upgraded my sites to 2.4 and these small bugs although not a major issue are annoying.

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