JavaScript Date Object With Example

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JavaScript Date Object

The Date object is a data type built into the JavaScript language. Once a Date object is created, a number of methods are available to operate on it.

Syntax:

  • new Date() - This constructor creates a Date object set to the current date and time.
  • new Date(milliseconds) - When one numeric argument is passed, it is taken as the internal numeric representation of the date in milliseconds, as returned by the getTime() method.
  • new Date(datestring) - When one string argument is passed, it is a string representation of a date, in the format accepted by the Date.parse() method.
  • new Date(year,month,date[,hour,minut,second,millisecond])-The parameters on square brackets are optional.

Date Properties:


  • Constructor - Specifies the function that creates an object's prototype.
  • Prototype - The prototype property allows you to add properties and methods to an object

  • Method Description
    getDate() Returns the day of the month (from 1-31)
    getDay() Returns the day of the week (from 0-6)
    getFullYear() Returns the year
    getHours() Returns the hour (from 0-23)
    getMilliseconds() Returns the milliseconds (from 0-999)
    getMinutes() Returns the minutes (from 0-59)
    getMonth() Returns the month (from 0-11)
    getSeconds() Returns the seconds (from 0-59)
    getTime() Returns the number of milliseconds since midnight Jan 1 1970, and a specified date
    getTimezoneOffset() Returns the time difference between UTC time and local time, in minutes
    getUTCDate() Returns the day of the month, according to universal time (from 1-31)
    getUTCDay() Returns the day of the week, according to universal time (from 0-6)
    getUTCFullYear() Returns the year, according to universal time
    getUTCHours() Returns the hour, according to universal time (from 0-23)
    getUTCMilliseconds() Returns the milliseconds, according to universal time (from 0-999)
    getUTCMinutes() Returns the minutes, according to universal time (from 0-59)
    getUTCMonth() Returns the month, according to universal time (from 0-11)
    getUTCSeconds() Returns the seconds, according to universal time (from 0-59)
    getYear() Deprecated. Use the getFullYear() method instead
    now() Returns the number of milliseconds since midnight Jan 1, 1970
    parse() Parses a date string and returns the number of milliseconds
    setDate() Sets the day of the month of a date object
    setFullYear() Sets the year of a date object
    setHours() Sets the hour of a date object
    setMilliseconds() Sets the milliseconds of a date object
    setMinutes() Set the minutes of a date object
    setMonth() Sets the month of a date object
    setSeconds() Sets the seconds of a date object
    setTime() Sets a date to a specified number of milliseconds after/before January 1, 1970
    setUTCDate() Sets the day of the month of a date object, according to universal time
    setUTCFullYear() Sets the year of a date object, according to universal time
    setUTCHours() Sets the hour of a date object, according to universal time
    setUTCMilliseconds() Sets the milliseconds of a date object, according to universal time
    setUTCMinutes() Set the minutes of a date object, according to universal time
    setUTCMonth() Sets the month of a date object, according to universal time
    setUTCSeconds() Set the seconds of a date object, according to universal time
    setYear() Deprecated. Use the setFullYear() method instead
    toDateString() Converts the date portion of a Date object into a readable string
    toGMTString() Deprecated. Use the toUTCString() method instead
    toISOString() Returns the date as a string, using the ISO standard
    toJSON() Returns the date as a string, formatted as a JSON date
    toLocaleDateString() Returns the date portion of a Date object as a string, using locale conventions
    toLocaleTimeString() Returns the time portion of a Date object as a string, using locale conventions
    toLocaleString() Converts a Date object to a string, using locale conventions
    toString() Converts a Date object to a string
    toTimeString() Converts the time portion of a Date object to a string
    toUTCString() Converts a Date object to a string, according to universal time
    UTC() Returns the number of milliseconds in a date since midnight of January 1, 1970, according to UTC time
    valueOf() Returns the primitive value of a Date object


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