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jQuery UI Datepicker getDate() Method
  • Last Updated : 08 Jan, 2021

jQuery UI Datepicker getDate() method is used to get the date from the date field.

Syntax:

var a = $( ".selector" ).datepicker( "getDate" )

Parameters: This method does not accept any parameters.

Return values: This method returns the date.

Approach: First, add jQuery mobile scripts needed for your project.



<script src=”https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.1/jquery.js”></script>
<script src=”https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.8.16/jquery-ui.js”></script>
<link href=”http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.8.16/themes/ui-lightness/jquery-ui.css” rel=”stylesheet” type=”text/css” />

Example 1:

HTML




<!doctype html>
<html lang = "en">
   <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8"
    <meta name="viewport" content
        "width=device-width, initial-scale=1"
  
    <script src
    </script
  
    <script src
    </script
  
    <link href
        rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /> 
  
      <script>
         $(function() {
            $( "#datepicker" ).datepicker();
            var a = $( "#datepicker" ).datepicker("getDate");
            console.log(a)
         });
      </script>
   </head>
     
   <body>
      <p>Date: <input type = "text" 
         id = "datepicker"></p>
   </body>
</html>

 

Output:

Without date selection:

 

With datepicker selection:

Example 2:

HTML




<!doctype html>
<html lang = "en">
   <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8"
    <meta name="viewport" content
        "width=device-width, initial-scale=1"
  
    <script src
    </script
  
    <script src
    </script
  
    <link href
        rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /> 
  
      <script>
         $(function() {
            $( "#datepicker" ).datepicker();
              
         });
         function me(){
            var a = $( "#datepicker" ).datepicker("getDate");
            console.log(a)
         }
      </script>
   </head>
     
   <body>
      <p>Date: <input type = "text" 
         id = "datepicker"></p>
  
      <button onclick="me()">
         Click to get
      </button>
   </body>
</html>

 

Output:

 

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