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JavaScript Date : Object

An object that represents a date and time. Internally the time is stored as the number of milliseconds since 01 January, 1970 UTC. Use new Date() to get a Date for the current time or Date.now() to get the current time in milliseconds since 01 January, 1970 UTC.

Date() : String

Returns a string representation of the current date and time.

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Constructors

new Date() : Date

Returns a new Date object that represents the current date and time.

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new Date(year : Number, month : Number, [date = 1 : Number, [hours = 0 : Number, [minutes = 0 : Number, [seconds = 0 : Number, [milliseconds = 0 : Number]]]]]) : Date

Returns a new Date object that represents the specified date and time. month 0 is January, 1 is February, etc. date is the calendar day, starting with 1 and will be at most 31.

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new Date(millisecondsSince1970 : Number) : Date

Returns a new Date object that is the specified number of milliseconds from 01 January, 1970 UTC.

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new Date(string : String) : Date

Parses string and returns a new Date object representing the specified date and time. See also Date.parse(string).

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Instance Methods

getDate() : Number

Returns the date of this in local time. Date is the calendar day, starting with 1 and will be at most 31.

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getDay() : Number

Returns the day of the week of this in local time. 0 = Sunday, 1 = Monday, 2 = Tuesday, etc.

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getFullYear() : Number

Returns the year of this in local time.

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getHours() : Number

Returns the hours of this in local time.

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getMilliseconds() : Number

Returns the milliseconds of this in local time.

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getMinutes() : Number

Returns the minutes of this in local time.

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getMonth() : Number

Returns the month of this in local time. 0 is January, 1 is February, etc.

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getSeconds() : Number

Returns the seconds of this in local time.

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getTime() : Number

Returns the number of milliseconds since 01 January, 1970 for this. See also valueOf().

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getTimezoneOffset() : Number

Returns the number of minutes between local time and UTC time.

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getUTCDate() : Number

Returns the date of this in UTC time. Date is the calendar day, starting with 1 and will be at most 31.

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getUTCDay() : Number

Returns the day of the week of this in UTC time. 0 = Sunday, 1 = Monday, 2 = Tuesday, 3 = Wednesday, 4 = Thursday, 5 = Friday, 6 = Saturday.

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getUTCFullYear() : Number

Returns the year of this in UTC time.

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getUTCHours() : Number

Returns the hours of this in UTC time.

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getUTCMilliseconds() : Number

Returns the milliseconds of this in UTC time.

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getUTCMinutes() : Number

Returns the minutes of this in UTC time.

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getUTCMonth() : Number

Returns the month of this in UTC time. 0 is January, 1 is February, etc.

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getUTCSeconds() : Number

Returns the seconds of this in UTC time.

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setDate(date : Number) : Number

Sets the date of this. The other time components remain unchanged.

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setFullYear(year : Number, [month : Number, [date : Number]]) : Number

Sets the year (and optionally month and date) of this. The other time components remain unchanged.

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setHours(hours : Number, [minutes : Number, [seconds : Number, [milliseconds : Number]]]) : Number

Sets the number of hours (and optionally minutes, seconds and milliseconds) of this. The other time components remain unchanged.

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setMilliseconds(milliseconds : Number) : Number

Sets the number of milliseconds of this. The other time components remain unchanged. Returns the time value of this.

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setMinutes(minutes : Number, [seconds : Number, [milliseconds : Number]]) : Number

Sets the number of minutes (and optionally seconds and milliseconds) of this. The other time components remain unchanged.

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setMonth(month : Number, [date : Number]) : Number

Sets the month (and optionally date) of this. Month 0 is January, 1 is February, etc. The other time components remain unchanged.

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setSeconds(seconds : Number, [milliseconds : Number]) : Number

Sets the number of seconds (and optionally milliseconds) of this. The other time components remain unchanged.

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setTime(millisecondsSince1970 : Number) : Number

Set this date to be the specified number of milliseconds from 01 January, 1970 UTC.

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setUTCDate(date : Number) : Number

Sets the date of this. The other time components remain unchanged.

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setUTCFullYear(year : Number, [month : Number, [date : Number]]) : Number

Sets the year (and optionally month and date) of this. The other time components remain unchanged.

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setUTCHours(hours : Number, [minutes : Number, [seconds : Number, [milliseconds : Number]]]) : Number

Sets the number of hours (and optionally minutes, seconds and milliseconds) of this. The other time components remain unchanged.

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setUTCMilliseconds(milliseconds : Number) : Number

Sets the number of milliseconds of this. The other time components remain unchanged. Returns the time value of this.

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setUTCMinutes(minutes : Number, [seconds : Number, [milliseconds : Number]]) : Number

Sets the number of minutes (and optionally seconds and milliseconds) of this. The other time components remain unchanged.

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setUTCMonth(month : Number, [date : Number]) : Number

Sets the month (and optionally date) of this. Month 0 is January, 1 is February, etc. The other time components remain unchanged.

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setUTCSeconds(seconds : Number, [milliseconds : Number]) : Number

Sets the number of seconds (and optionally milliseconds) of this. The other time components remain unchanged.

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toDateString() : String

Returns a string representing the date portion of this.

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toISOString() : String

Returns a string representation if this in ISO 8601 format.

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toJSON() : String

Returns a string representation of this suitable for storage in JSON.

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toLocaleDateString() : String

Returns a human readable string of the date portion of this in local time.

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toLocaleString() : String

Returns a human readable string of this in the local time.

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toLocaleTimeString() : String

Returns a human readable string of the time potion of this in local time.

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toTimeString() : String

Returns a string representing the time portion of this.

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toUTCString() : String

Returns a human readable string of this in UTC.

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valueOf() : Number

Returns the number of milliseconds since 01 January, 1970 UTC for this. You can also obtain the value by using the date in a number context such as +date. If you need the value of the current time, use Date.now() to avoid the cost of creating a Date object. See also getTime().

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Date Methods

UTC(year : Number, month : Number, [date = 1 : Number, [hour = 0 : Number, [minutes = 0 : Number, [seconds = 0 : Number, [milliseconds = 0 : Number]]]]]) : Number

Returns the number of milliseconds fom 01 January, 1970 UTC of the specified date and time in UTC. month 0 is January, 1 is February, etc. date is the calendar day, starting with 1 and will be at most 31.

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now() : Number

Returns the number of milliseconds from 01 January, 1970 of the current time in UTC.

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parse(string : String) : Number

Parses string into a date and returns the number of milliseconds this date is from 01 January, 1970 UTC. Use new Date(string) to get a Date object from a string.

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