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jQuery Datepicker - display todays date on load

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I am using the jQuery UI Datepicker and am trying to do this method:

var d_date = new Date();

I want the input to be populated on page load within my input. I checked out the docs here:


Doesnt seem to be working, but when I use console.log it displays the contents, the full JS date object, does it need to become a string and then format the date to mm/dd/yyyy


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