In iOS swift 2.0 generally programmers use taxt validate date using simple text field. But a programmer want to validate date using date picker, then this could be a little tough task. Using date picker you can only justify time and date but can’t validate Date. Here we are share a simple validation task with code, that would help you to validate date using Date picker in Swift 2.0.

import UIKit

class ViewController: UIViewController {

@IBOutlet weak var DOBTextField:UITextField!

@IBOutlet weak var datePicker:UIDatePicker!

@IBOutlet weak var PickerBackgroundView:UIView!

@IBOutlet weak var Status: UILabel!

var formatter = NSDateFormatter()

override func viewDidLoad() {


formatter.dateFormat = “MMM dd,yyyy”


override func viewWillAppear(animated: Bool) {




func initializeTextFieldInputView(){

self.datePicker.backgroundColor = UIColor.whiteColor()

self.datePicker.datePickerMode = UIDatePickerMode.Date

self.DOBTextField.inputView = self.PickerBackgroundView



func textFieldShouldBeginEditing(textField: UITextField) -> Bool {

if (textField == self.DOBTextField){

self.datePicker.hidden = false


self.datePicker.hidden = true


return true


@IBAction func buttonDone(sender:AnyObject){


let Currentdate:NSDate = NSDate()

let ageComponents:NSDateComponents = NSCalendar.currentCalendar().components(NSCalendarUnit.Year,, toDate: Currentdate, options: NSCalendarOptions.init(rawValue: 0))

if (ageComponents.year < 18){

self.Status.text = “Date of birth is invalid”

let alert = UIAlertView(title: “Alert”, message: “You must be 18 years of age or older. Sorry, this is required by law.”, delegate: self, cancelButtonTitle: “OK”)


self.Status.text = “Date of birth is valid”

self.DOBTextField.text = formatter.stringFromDate(




Here I am sharing my code sample which on my GithHub repository.

How To Validate Date Using Date-picker in Swift 2.0

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