You should be able to set your selectedDate
value through Angular binding just as you did. Keep in mind that the selectedDate
is different from the date shown as today.
In your case, the selectedDate
is set to August which means that you will have to scroll manually to August to see the selection or provide logic for your calendar to start with August loaded initially. This is expected behavior and you will need to use goToDate
For example, I have tested the binding of selectedDate property sing this sample
and in the component file
public selectedDate: Date;
"Wed Oct 02 2017 06:00:00"
I have changed to selected date to October so it will be shown initially with the current month loaded. In your case, the month is August which means that you will have to manually load August with the respective method.