Fancy Date Widget

The Eclipse Nebula project has grown a lot in the last few months and it now includes an impressive collection of widgets, including a slick looking date and time picker. For the uninitiated, Nebula is a project where new widgets that complement SWT are created.

Nebula’s CDataTime widget is pretty slick looking, and is pretty intuitive to use.


This is what it looks like when you only care about the date. When you care about the time, it shows an analog clock:


You can choose to show either one or both parts (depending on the information that you need).

The widget is pretty robust, but it’s missing a few features that I’d like to have, so I’m going to try an submit a patch or two. The Mylar folks are also looking at this widget with an interest in integrating it into their stuff.

Happy Robbie Burns Day to all. Gie her a Haggis! and all that…

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2 Responses to Fancy Date Widget

  1. Eugene says:

    What you shown is not a date picker, it is a calendar panel that would hardly fit into most of the UIs (except the calendar app that need to show it all the time). As of time/clock selector, it no doubt slick looking but its usability is really questionable. Same for the time selection drop-down. That is of course my own humble opinion.

  2. Wayne says:

    Well that’s my bad. I only screen shot the drop down part which is only part of the widget. It looks more like a combo box with a proper drop down arrow. There are better screenshots on the Nebula site.

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