How To Get Short Date String In Jquery

Hello world, in this article, I am gonna show you,  How To Get Short Date String In Jquery

In this post, I am gonna show you how we can get complete date without concatenating  Date.getYear(),  Date.getMonth(), and Date.getDay() each time.

So I will create an extension method in jquery that will return complete date(How simple :)) and I am going to use MM-DD-YYYY format, you can change it according to your need.

// Getting date with format mm/dd/yyyyy
Date.prototype.mmddyyyy = function () {

    // adding 1 because getMonth() will always returns current month -1
    var mm = (this.getMonth() + 1).toString(); 
    var dd = this.getDate().toString();
    var yyyy = this.getFullYear().toString();

    return (mm[1] ? mm : "0" + mm[0]) + '/' + (dd[1] ? dd : "0" + dd[0]) + '/' + yyyy;

As you can see I registered mmddyyyy function in jquery and in that function, I am first getting month, I you might noticed that there I am adding  +1 the reason behind this because getMonth always returns current month – 1, means if current month is feb(2) then getMonth will return 1.

After getting month, I am getting day and year and at the last I am first checking if month or date having single value or not, means if month have 1 then I am concatenating 0 if month is 10, 11 and 12 then I am getting original text and I am doing same with day.

You can call that method by this

 (new Date()).mmddyyyy();

Hope you’ll like this

3 Responses to “How To Get Short Date String In Jquery”
  1. Daniel Walker August 25, 2015
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