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jQuery UI Datepicker showCurrentAtPos Option

  • Last Updated : 25 Feb, 2021

jQuery UI consists of GUI widgets, visual effects, and themes implemented using jQuery, CSS, and HTML. jQuery UI is great for building UI interfaces for the webpages. jQuery UI Datepickers widget allow users to enter dates easily and visually. In this article, we will see how to use showCurrentAtPos option in jQuery UI Datepicker.
showCurrentAtPos option starting at the upper left, of where the month containing the current date should be placed in the jQuery UI Datepicker. This option specifies the position for the display of the current month of the datepicker.


   {showCurrentAtPos: 2}

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

<link href = “” rel = “stylesheet”>
<script src = “”></script>
<script src = “”></script>

Example: In the following example, the current month is set to position 2. When the datepicker is loaded, the second previous month is shown.


<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <link href=
    <script src=
    <script src=
        $(function () {
                { showCurrentAtPos: 2 }
    <h3>jQuery UI | datepicker showCurrentAtPos option</h3>
    <p>Enter Date: <input type="text" id="gfg"></p>



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