Date Picker

The Date Picker allows the user of your iOS app to choose a date, time, or both. A countdown timer can also be realized with this element.


To show the properties of the Date Picker, click the Properties tab (the slider icon) in the upper right sidebar.

Date Picker

appdoo - Elements - Date Picker (Date Picker)

  • Name
    Here you give the element a name. This name is only used within appdoo. For example, you can quickly see in the outline where each Date Picker is located. You can also edit the name by double-clicking on the Date Picker in the outline. We recommend that you assign unique names when working with Layout Constraints and Data Links.

  • Kind
    Here you can define the type of the Date Picker. You have the choice between the following options:

    • Time
    • Date
    • Date and Time
    • Countdown Timer


appdoo - Elements - Date Picker (Advanced)

  • Background Color
    Here you define the background color of your Date Picker.

  • Hidden
    If you activate this checkbox, your Date Picker will still be present on your work space, but will not be displayed in the app. This can be useful, for example, if you only want to display the Date Picker under certain circumstances. You can control this via the “Hidden” field in the “Data Links” area.


All information about this area can be found on the separate Geometry page.

appdoo - Elements - Date Picker - Geometry

The following properties of the element can be set using the data links:

  • Unix Time
  • Formatted Date
  • Countdown (sec)
  • Hidden

All information about this area can be found on the separate Data Links page.

appdoo - Elements - Date Picker - Data Links