Android – Hide date field in datepickerdialog

I don’t recommend using Reflection to do this kind of thing.

There is a simpler and more pretty way to do so:

((ViewGroup) datePickerDialog.getDatePicker()).findViewById(Resources.getSystem().getIdentifier("day", "id", "android")).setVisibility(View.GONE);

Be aware that .getDatePicker() method from DatePickerDialog works on API LEVEL >= 11.

Private DatePickerDialog createDialogWithoutDateField(){

    DatePickerDialog dpd = new DatePickerDialog(_activity, ExpiryDateSetListener,cyear,cmonth, cday);
    Field[] datePickerDialogFields = dpd.getClass().getDeclaredFields();
    for (Field datePickerDialogField : datePickerDialogFields) { 
        if (datePickerDialogField.getName().equals("mDatePicker")) {
            DatePicker datePicker = (DatePicker) datePickerDialogField.get(dpd);
            Field datePickerFields[] = datePickerDialogField.getType().getDeclaredFields();
            for (Field datePickerField : datePickerFields) {
               if ("mDayPicker".equals(datePickerField.getName())) {
                  Object dayPicker = new Object();
                  dayPicker = datePickerField.get(datePicker);
                  ((View) dayPicker).setVisibility(View.GONE);

    }catch(Exception ex){
  return dpd;


Use the above code for hiding the day field in DatePickerDialog.

Refer this LINK

The source code to DatePicker and DatePickerDialog are available for you to clone, refactor into your own package, and modify to suit.

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