user348173 user348173 - 6 months ago 12
jQuery Question

get selected value in datePicker and format it

In the datePicker selected

20.04.2012
. I want to get this value, format it and store in a variable.
I uses this code:

var date = $("#scheduleDate").datepicker({ dateFormat: 'dd,MM,yyyy' }).val();


But result is
20.04.2012
.
Also, I tryed this code:

var dateTypeVar = $('#scheduleDate').datepicker('getDate');
$.datepicker.formatDate('dd-MM-yy', dateTypeVar);


Result is
Fri Apr 20 2012 00:00:00 GMT+0600
.

I want to get the following:
20, April, 2012


How to format properly?

Thanks.

Answer

If you want to take the formatted value of input do this :

$("input").datepicker({ dateFormat: 'dd, mm, yy' });

later in your code when the date is set you could get it by

dateVariable = $("input").val();

If you want just to take a formatted value with datepicker you might want to use the utility

dateString = $.datepicker.formatDate('dd, MM, yy', new Date("20 April 2012"));

I've updated the jsfiddle for experimenting with this

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