by Sai gowtham

How to get the current date in Vue app

In this tutorial, we are going to learn about how to get the current date in a vue app using new Date() constructor.

Using the new Date() constructor

The new Date() constructor creates a new date instance that contains the following methods to construct the full date.

getDate() method: It returns the day of the month (1-31).

getMonth() method: It returns the month of a year, where 0 is January and 11 is December.

getFullYear() method: It returns the year in four-digit format (YYYY).

Here is an example, that renders the current date in d-m-yyyy format.

App.vue
<template>
  <div id="app">
    <h1>You are seeing the current date below</h1>
    <p>{{currentDate()}}</p>  </div>
</template>

<script>
export default {
  methods: {
    currentDate() {
      const current = new Date();
      const date = `${current.getDate()}/${current.getMonth()+1}/${current.getFullYear()}`;      return date;
    }
  }
};
</script>

We can also replace the backslash (/) separator in the date with dashes (-) or even interchange the day or month or year, according to your needs.

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