Elad Lachmi Elad Lachmi - 1 year ago 785
jQuery Question

Remove placeholder from date type input in chrome

I have the following input:

<input class="AccordionLeft" id="operationDate" name="OperationDate" type="date" value="">

This shows the date format as a default placeholder. I would like to remove this placeholder and just have an empty input field.

If I do this:


I get today`s date as the placeholder, but if I use this:


I get the placeholder like
Can the placeholder be removed entirly? I have seen several posts about changing the date format, but have found none about removing the placeholder completley.

Answer Source

You can hide the format placeholder with the following style rule:

input[type="date"] {
    ::-webkit-datetime-edit-day-field:not([aria-valuenow]) {
    color: transparent;
<input type=date>
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