JavaScript Short Date Formatter

Posted: November 26, 2010 in Quick Tips
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This snippet extends the date object and provides formatting to short date string. This is usually an issue since JavaScript uses indexes for month. So essentially we create a lookup used for formatting.

// Get the short date dd MMM yyyy
Date.SHORTMONTHNAMES = ["Jan", "Feb", "Mar", "Apr", "May", "Jun", "Jul", "Aug", "Sep", "Oct", "Nov", "Dec"];
Date.prototype.getShortDateString = function () {
var dateString = this.getDate() + ' ' + Date.SHORTMONTHNAMES[this.getMonth()] + ' ' + this.getFullYear();
return dateString;
  1. jim says:

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  2. urHelper says:


    it is one of the good online editor+beautifier+minifier+validator for javascript,json,xml,html,css……

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