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getUTCFullYear Method (JavaScript)

Returns the year value in a Date object using Universal Coordinated Time (UTC).

dateObj.getUTCFullYear() 

The required dateObj reference is a Date object.

To get the year using local time, use the getFullYear method.

The getUTCFullYear method returns the year as an absolute number. This avoids the year 2000 problem where dates beginning with January 1, 2000 are confused with those beginning with January 1, 1900.

The following example illustrates the use of the getUTCFullYear method.

function UTCDateDemo(){
   var d, s = "Today's UTC date is: ";
   d = new Date();
   s += (d.getUTCMonth() + 1) + "/";
   s += d.getUTCDate() + "/";
   s += d.getUTCFullYear();
   return(s);
}

Supported in the following document modes: Quirks, Internet Explorer 6 standards, Internet Explorer 7 standards, Internet Explorer 8 standards, Internet Explorer 9 standards. See Version Information.

Applies To: Date Object (JavaScript)

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