According to the docs on apex:inputField: http://www.salesforce.com/us/developer/docs/pages/Content/pages_compref_inputField.htm

I can use type="time". However when I try this with a date-time field I get the compliation error:

Expected input type 'datetime-local', got 'time' for Datetime data type

What type of field could I use this with then if not date-time? Am I missing something?


There is a Time Class in Apex that you can use. See my example below for how to get the current time displayed in the HTML 5 time input field


public class MyTimeController {

    public Time myTime { 
        get {
            if (myTime == null) {
                myTime =  DateTime.now().time();
            return myTime;

VisualForce Page:

<apex:page controller="MyTimeController" docType="html-5.0"> 
      Enter Time: <apex:input type="time" value="{!myTime}"/>



NB: HTML5 input tags may not be supported on all browsers. It would be advisable to check a service such as CanIUse to make sure that your target browser supports it.

  • Thanks! Yeah I was probably just going to go with a regular HTML input type of time. However, my question is why is type="time" listed as an option on apex:inputField ? Is there any scenario where that can actually be used? – Phil B Sep 18 '14 at 15:33
  • 1
    One scenario I can think of would be to have a Date input field and a Time input field. The results of which could be combined to produce a DateTime. I never liked SF's field for entering DateTime, its not intuitive to know how to change the time. – BarCotter Sep 18 '14 at 15:37
  • Hm, not quite following, so 2 apex:input fields? How is that using an apex:inputfield? – Phil B Sep 18 '14 at 16:34

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