Knockout date validation not working correctly

I need to validate date in localized format (SK) and it is not possible with knockout validation.

I am using: Durandal 1.2.0 Knockout 2.3.0 Knockout validation

I need something like this to be working:

var newStartDate = ko.observable()
required: { message: 'Start date is required.' }, 
date: true, 
formattedDate: { format: 'ddMMyyyy', delimiter: '.' } 

Then if I call newStartDate.isValid() I get these results:

false (OK)

false (OK)

true (Bad)

false (Bad)

The results should be:


newStartDate("2.2.2013)"; // or "2. 2. 2013"

I have some solution with custom validation inside of extend function, but that is not what I want. I want to have block above working, it's also shorter.



A little late by why not... The date rule does seem a bit too permissive for my uses as well. If you like moment but want something cleaner for the caller, add your rule to the validation.rules object:

ko.validation.rules['simpleDate'] = {
    validator: function (val, validate) {
        return ko.validation.utils.isEmptyVal(val) || moment(val, 'MM/DD/YYYY').isValid();
    message: 'Invalid date'

And then use it like:

var someDate= ko.observable().extend({ simpleDate: true });

Very late for this, but just want to share my updates on @ChoptimusPrime's answer. Not hard-coding the format:

ko.validation.rules['dateAndFormat'] = {
    validator: function (val, format) {
        return ko.validation.utils.isEmptyVal(val) || moment(val, format).isValid();
    message: 'Please provide a valid date.'

The only working solution I have for now is below. The problem with this validator is that it also validates default(EN) date format as valid, so I have to add a IF to return this as invalid date format.

var dateValidator = function (val) {
            if (!val)
                return false;
            if (moment(val, 'DD.MM.YYYY HH:mm').isValid()) {
                return true;
                return false;

var startDate = ko.observable().extend({ validation: { validator: dateValidator, message: 'Start of task is not in correct format.' } });


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