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getHours Method (JavaScript)

Returns the hours value in a Date object using local time.

dateObj.getHours() 

The required dateObj reference is a Date object.

To get the hours value using Universal Coordinated Time (UTC), use the getUTCHours method.

The getHours method returns an integer between 0 and 23, indicating the number of hours since midnight. A zero occurs in two situations: the time is before 1:00:00 am, or the time was not stored in the Date object when the object was created. The only way to determine which situation you have is to also check the minutes and seconds for zero values. If they are all zeroes, it is nearly certain that the time was not stored in the Date object.

The following example illustrates the use of the getHours method.

function TimeDemo(){
   var d, s = "The current local time is: ";
   var c = ":";
   d = new Date();
   s += d.getHours() + c;
   s += d.getMinutes() + c;
   s += d.getSeconds() + c;
   s += d.getMilliseconds();
   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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