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Nancy Melucci
Nancy Melucci
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 34,491 Points

Make variables out of form fields

I am trying to make two form fields, one that includes a date picker, into variables so I can pass them to a dynamic list. What is preventing them from being saved to variable values? There is some debugging code included (myvar, just trying to see if I could make any variable at all.)


<div class="content">
<h2>To-Do List</h2>
<ul id="listView">
<form id="todo">

<input type="text" name="task"  id="task" placeholder="Add a task"/></br>
<input type="text" name="date" id = "datePicker" placeholder="Choose a date"/></br>
<input type="submit" id="mybutton" value="Add" />
var myvar = 10;

$('mybutton').click(function() { 
    var task = $('task').val();     
$('[type="text"]').change(function() {
    var date = $(this).datepicker("getDate");

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,083 Points

In an ID selector, the name must be prefixed with a "#" symbol:

  var task = $("#task").val();

Also, did you really mean to install the "change" event handler inside the "click" handler? As is, it will only work afte the button has been pushed.