Accesing ASP.NET contol in .aspx source

in .aspx file   i have the following code
<script type="text/javascript">DateInput('orderdate', true, 'MM-DD-YYYY')</script>
<asp:TextBox ID="exectDate" runat="server"/>

now what i want

<script type="text/javascript">DateInput('orderdate', true, 'MM-DD-YYYY',  ==i want to "exectDate.Text" here==)</script>

DateInput is a javascript function and called well, no problem at all..  basically it is DatePicker and i am trying to change the default date of the DatePicker.. if   " is it possible to access exectDate TextBox then my problem will be solved " and i think it is possible but i am forgetting the exect syntex..
Plese help me . Thanks in advance.
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TimCotteeHead of Software ServicesCommented:
<script type="text/javascript">DateInput('orderdate', true, 'MM-DD-YYYY',  document.getElementById('<%exextDate.ClientID%>').value)</script>

Should do it.

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