How can i pre-populate newitem.aspx form with today's date. When user adds new item i want to prepopulate date field with todays date.

<SharePoint:DateTimeControl ID="dtcDateofInsp" runat="server" IsRequiredField="true" DateOnly="true"></SharePoint:DateTimeControl>

Thank You


The easiest method is to set the column in the Sharepoint UI to use Today's Date as the default value for the column.

  • Pirate Eric, I created this list using visual studio, therefore changes doesn't get applied using SharePoint UI. Mar 27 '12 at 21:01
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    What Eric means is that you define you field like this: <Field ...><Default>[today]</Default></Field> Mar 28 '12 at 6:54

have you tried Jquery ? here is other link for List form customization which will open up all possibilities for you enter link description here

Thanks Ronak

  • No i haven't yet tried Jquery, Do you anything useful in you hand? Mar 27 '12 at 21:01

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