JQuery UI DatePicker – Change Date Format

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I am using the UI DatePicker from jQuery UI as the stand alone picker. I have this code:

<div id="datepicker"></div>

And the following JS:

$('#datepicker').datepicker();

When I try to return the value with this code:

var date = $('#datepicker').datepicker('getDate');

I am returned this:

Tue Aug 25 2009 00:00:00 GMT+0100 (BST)

Which is totally the wrong format. Is there a way I can get it returned in the format DD-MM-YYYY?

Best Solution

Here's one specific for your code:

var date = $('#datepicker').datepicker({ dateFormat: 'dd-mm-yy' }).val();

More general info available here: