The HTMLInputElement showPicker() method allows web developers to programmatically show a browser picker for temporal, color, and file inputs.


Developers have been asking for years for a way to programmatically open a browser date picker. See Because of that, they had to rely on custom widget libraries and CSS hacks for specific browsers.


Specification link

Specification currently under development in a Working Group

Status in Chromium


In developer trial (Behind a flag) (tracking bug)

Consensus & Standardization

After a feature ships in Chrome, the values listed here are not guaranteed to be up to date.

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Last updated on 2021-11-28