JavaScript Date Object
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JavaScript Date Object Reference


Date Object Methods

FF: Firefox, N: Netscape, IE: Internet Explorer

Method Description FF N IE
Date() Returns today's date and time 1 2 3
getDate() Returns the day of the month from a Date object (from 1-31) 1 2 3
getDay() Returns the day of the week from a Date object (from 0-6) 1 2 3
getMonth() Returns the month from a Date object (from 0-11) 1 2 3
getFullYear() Returns the year, as a four-digit number, from a Date object 1 4 4
getYear() Returns the year, as a two-digit or a four-digit number, from a Date object. Use getFullYear() instead !! 1 2 3
getHours() Returns the hour of a Date object (from 0-23) 1 2 3
getMinutes() Returns the minutes of a Date object (from 0-59) 1 2 3
getSeconds() Returns the seconds of a Date object (from 0-59) 1 2 3
getMilliseconds() Returns the milliseconds of a Date object (from 0-999) 1 4 4
getTime() Returns the number of milliseconds since midnight Jan 1, 1970 1 2 3
getTimezoneOffset() Returns the difference in minutes between local time and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) 1 2 3
getUTCDate() Returns the day of the month from a Date object according to universal time (from 1-31) 1 4 4
getUTCDay() Returns the day of the week from a Date object according to universal time (from 0-6) 1 4 4
getUTCMonth() Returns the month from a Date object according to universal time (from 0-11) 1 4 4
getUTCFullYear() Returns the four-digit year from a Date object according to universal time 1 4 4
getUTCHours() Returns the hour of a Date object according to universal time (from 0-23) 1 4 4
getUTCMinutes() Returns the minutes of a Date object according to universal time (from 0-59) 1 4 4
getUTCSeconds() Returns the seconds of a Date object according to universal time (from 0-59) 1 4 4
getUTCMilliseconds() Returns the milliseconds of a Date object according to universal time (from 0-999) 1 4 4
parse() Takes a date string and returns the number of milliseconds since midnight of January 1, 1970 1 2 3
setDate() Sets the day of the month in a Date object (from 1-31) 1 2 3
setMonth() Sets the month in a Date object (from 0-11) 1 2 3
setFullYear() Sets the year in a Date object (four digits) 1 4 4
setYear() Sets the year in the Date object (two or four digits). Use setFullYear() instead !! 1 2 3
setHours() Sets the hour in a Date object (from 0-23) 1 2 3
setMinutes() Set the minutes in a Date object (from 0-59) 1 2 3
setSeconds() Sets the seconds in a Date object (from 0-59) 1 2 3
setMilliseconds() Sets the milliseconds in a Date object (from 0-999) 1 4 4
setTime() Calculates a date and time by adding or subtracting a specified number of milliseconds to/from midnight January 1, 1970 1 2 3
setUTCDate() Sets the day of the month in a Date object according to universal time (from 1-31) 1 4 4
setUTCMonth() Sets the month in a Date object according to universal time (from 0-11) 1 4 4
setUTCFullYear() Sets the year in a Date object according to universal time (four digits) 1 4 4
setUTCHours() Sets the hour in a Date object according to universal time (from 0-23) 1 4 4
setUTCMinutes() Set the minutes in a Date object according to universal time (from 0-59) 1 4 4
setUTCSeconds() Set the seconds in a Date object according to universal time (from 0-59) 1 4 4
setUTCMilliseconds() Sets the milliseconds in a Date object according to universal time (from 0-999) 1 4 4
toSource() Represents the source code of an object 1 4 -
toString() Converts a Date object to a string 1 2 4
toGMTString() Converts a Date object, according to Greenwich time, to a string. Use toUTCString() instead !! 1 2 3
toUTCString() Converts a Date object, according to universal time, to a string 1 4 4
toLocaleString() Converts a Date object, according to local time, to a string 1 2 3
UTC() Takes a date and returns the number of milliseconds since midnight of January 1, 1970 according to universal time 1 2 3
valueOf() Returns the primitive value of a Date object 1 2 4


Date Object Properties

Property Description FF N IE 
constructor A reference to the function that created the object 1 4 4
prototype Allows you to add properties and methods to the object 1 3 4



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