Python: How to render a Calendar month (including days from surrounding months)

It's nice to have a calendar that displays all the days in a month, but sometimes its handy to also display the extra days padding the month so you don't end up with blank spots.

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Left has no padding. Right has padding dates in grey.

I like to have more information when possible. So, to get those extra days you just have to use a simple method already built into the calendar system.

from calendar import Calendar, SUNDAY def generate_date_range(year, month): # Process the calendar month to get the proper start/end dates
cal = Calendar(SUNDAY) # Make Sunday first day of the week
days = [ day for day in cal.itermonthdates(year, month) ]
return days

Another thing you may find helpful is to split the days into weeks for display in rows.

def split_days_to_weeks(days):
weeks = []

for i in range((len(days) / 7) +1):
weeks.append(days[i * 7 : (i+1) * 7])

return weeks

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