Display Date in MM/DD/YYYY format using JavaScript

To display a date in mm/dd/yyyy format in JavaScript, use this script

<script type="text/javascript">
currentDt = new Date();
var mm = currentDt.getMonth() + 1;
var dd = currentDt.getDate();
var yyyy = currentDt.getFullYear();
var date = mm + '/' + dd + '/' + yyyy;



Similarly if you want to always represent the month as double digits, just add a ‘0’ as shown below:

var mm = currentDt.getMonth() + 1;
mm = (mm < 10) ? '0' + mm : mm;

The output now is:


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JavaScript Media Player said...

very cool & good js tip, thank you very much for sharing.

Muhammad Taqi said...

good job !