This feature is supported in wearable applications only.

The datetime component displays date and time values.

For more information, see the Datetime API.

Figure: Datetime component

Datetime component

Figure: Datetime hierarchy

Datetime hierarchy

Adding a Datetime Component

To create a datetime component:

  1. Add the datetime component with the elm_datetime_add() function.

  2. Select the visible fields with the elm_datetime_field_visible_set() function.

    The visibility of the following fields can be controlled:

    • ELM_DATETIME_YEAR: Year field
    • ELM_DATETIME_MONTH: Month field
    • ELM_DATETIME_DATE: Date field
    • ELM_DATETIME_HOUR: Hour field
    • ELM_DATETIME_MINUTE: Minute field

Using the Datetime Styles

The datetime has the following styles:

  • datepicker_layout
  • timepicker_layout

To set the style to, for example, datepicker_layout:

elm_object_style_set(datetime, "datepicker_layout");

Setting the Datetime Format

The date and time format can be configured with the elm_datetime_format_set() function using a combination of allowed Libc date format specifiers.

To set the format to “HH : MM”:

elm_object_style_set(datetime, "timepicker_layout");
elm_datetime_format_set(datetime, "%d/%b/%Y%I:%M");

For a complete list of available specifiers, see the Datetime API.

Using the Datetime Callbacks

To receive notifications about the datetime events, listen for the following signals:

  • changed: The datetime field values are changed.
  • language,changed: The system locale changes.


The signal list in the API reference can be more extensive, but only the above signals are actually supported in Tizen.

In both these signals, the event_info callback parameter is NULL.

To register and define a callback for the changed signal:

    evas_object_smart_callback_add(datetime, "changed", changed_cb, data);

/* Callback for the "changed" signal */
/* Called when the datetime fields change */
changed_cb(void *data, Evas_Object *obj, void *event_info)
    dlog_print(DLOG_INFO, LOG_TAG, "Datetime field changed. \n");


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  • Dependencies
    • Tizen 2.3.1 and Higher for Wearable