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jquery clone object and insert into variable before inserting back to dom

Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi guys

i am trying to copy a input box and clone it into the box variable. and then insert it into my newObject variable before putting in into the dom again. but how do i do that? when i do it like i have done in my example it just writes..

[object object]. i need it to be executed of course.
        var inputWidth = $(this).width();
        var box = $(this).clone();
        var newObject = "<div style='float:left;'>"
                      + "<div style='float:left;background:url("+options.leftImage+") 0px 0px no-repeat;height:"+rightImage.height+"px;width:"+rightImage.width+"px;'></div>"
                      + "<div class='inputContainer' style='float:left;background:url("+options.middleImage+") 0px 0px repeat-x;height:"+middleImage.height+"px;width:"+inputWidth+"px;'>"
                      + box
                      + "</div>"
                      + "<div style='float:left;background:url("+options.rightImage+") 0px 0px no-repeat;height:"+rightImage.height+"px;width:"+rightImage.width+"px;'></div>"
                      + "</div><br>";

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