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at December 25, 2009 17:05 by kanampo

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<script type="text/javascript">

* Drop Down Date select script- by
* This notice MUST stay intact for use
* Visit JavaScript Kit at for this script and more

var monthtext=['Jan','Feb','Mar','Apr','May','Jun','Jul','Aug','Sept','Oct','Nov','Dec'];

function populatedropdown(dayfield, monthfield, yearfield){
var today=new Date()
var dayfield=document.getElementById(dayfield)
var monthfield=document.getElementById(monthfield)
var yearfield=document.getElementById(yearfield)
for (var i=0; i<31; i++)
dayfield.options[i]=new Option(i, i+1)
dayfield.options[today.getDate()]=new Option(today.getDate(), today.getDate(), true, true) //select today's day
for (var m=0; m<12; m++)
monthfield.options[m]=new Option(monthtext[m], monthtext[m])
monthfield.options[today.getMonth()]=new Option(monthtext[today.getMonth()], monthtext[today.getMonth()], true, true) //select today's month
var thisyear=today.getFullYear()
for (var y=0; y<20; y++){
yearfield.options[y]=new Option(thisyear, thisyear)
yearfield.options[0]=new Option(today.getFullYear(), today.getFullYear(), true, true) //select today's year


/* usage */
<form action="" name="someform">
<select id="daydropdown">
<select id="monthdropdown">
<select id="yeardropdown">

<script type="text/javascript">
//populatedropdown(id_of_day_select, id_of_month_select, id_of_year_select)
populatedropdown("daydropdown", "monthdropdown", "yeardropdown")

Initial URL

Initial Description
This script displays the current date inside a form via 3 prefilled drop down menus (day, month, year). The visitor can then specify a different date if he/she wants. You can have multiple drop down dates within the same form as well.

Initial Title
Simple javascript date select

Initial Tags
javascript, date, simple

Initial Language