How to get date from datepicker in NativeScript

Here is my view:

<Page xmlns="" loaded="onPageLoaded">
    <DatePicker day="15" month="5" year="2015" verticalAlignment="center" id="date"/> 
    <Label text="Saisissez une heure : " verticalAlignment="center"/>
    <TextField verticalAlignment="center" width="300" hint="Enter text..."/>
    <Button text="Valider" tap="see"></Button>


I wanted to know how to get the date from this datepicker, I tried this:

var viewModule = require("ui/core/view");
var dialogs = require("ui/dialogs");
var page;

exports.onPageLoaded = function(args) {
    page = args.object;

exports.see = function() {
    dialogs.alert(viewModule.getViewById( page, "date" ).year).then(function() {



but it didn't work.

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Try using getViewById method on page variable. Your DatePicker is inside your page variable, which - according to the docs - is a derived type of the View class that contains the getViewById method.

Changing your "see" method how this should probably work (haven't tested it myself):

exports.see = function() {
    dialogs.alert(page.getViewById("date").year).then(function() {





The code for Nativescript and Ang.2 looks like this. Note that the code is for 2 datepickers per modal.

import {Component, OnInit, ElementRef, ViewChild} from "@angular/core";
import {ModalDialogParams} from "nativescript-angular/modal-dialog";

import {DatePicker} from "ui/date-picker";
import {Page} from "ui/page";
import {View} from "ui/core/view";
import {Label} from "ui/label";
import {DialogOptions} from "ui/dialogs";

    selector: 'modal-content',
    template: `


        <StackLayout margin="24" horizontalAlignment="center" verticalAlignment="center" orientation="vertical">
            <Label text="From"></Label>
            <DatePicker #datePickerID [year]="dtyear2" month="2" day="2" verticalAlignment="center" horizontalAlignment="center"> </DatePicker>


        <StackLayout margin="24" horizontalAlignment="center" verticalAlignment="center" orientation="vertical">
            <Label text="To"></Label>
            <DatePicker #datepicker [year]="dtyear" [month]="dtmonth" [day]="dtday" verticalAlignment="center" horizontalAlignment="center"></DatePicker>

        <StackLayout orientation="horizontal" horizontalAlignment="center" verticalAlignment="center" marginTop="12">
            <Button text="Save" (tap)="close('Save')"></Button>
            <Button text="Cancel" (tap)="close('Cancel')"></Button>

export class DateControlComponent {
    //        <DatePicker id="datePicker"  [(ngModel)]='datePicker' verticalAlignment="center" horizontalAlignment="center"></DatePicker>
    public dtyear = 1970;
    public dtmonth = 1;
    public dtday = 18;

    dtyear2 = 1970;

    @ViewChild("datePickerID") datePicker: ElementRef;

    //public datePicker: datePickerModule.DatePicker = new datePickerModule.DatePicker();
    //prompt: string;

    constructor(private params: ModalDialogParams) {
        //this.prompt = params.context.promptMsg;
    ngOnInit() {

    public close(result: string) {

        if (result == "Save") {
            let datePickerView = <DatePicker>this.datePicker.nativeElement;
            console.log("Year " + this.dtyear);
            console.log("Year from NGModel Year " + datePickerView.year);

            this.params.closeCallback(new Date(datePickerView.year, datePickerView.month,;
        else {





FYI - {N} updated from this post and this no longer works from 1.0+

There is a decent example in the docs: Binding Example

   var count = 0;
  function buttonTap(args) {
   var sender = args.object;

   /// ****IMPORTANT var ****///
   var parent = sender.parent;

   if (parent) {

      ///*** ref the parent var above ****///
      var lbl = view.getViewById(parent, "Label1");

      if (lbl) {
          lbl.text = "You tapped " + count + " times!";
 exports.buttonTap = buttonTap;




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