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getHours Method (Date) (JavaScript)

Gets the hours in a date, using local time.


The required dateObj reference is a Date object.

An integer between 0 and 23, indicating the number of hours since midnight. Zero is returned if the time is before 1:00:00 am. If a Date object was created without specifying the time, by default the hour is 0.

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

The following example shows how to use the getHours method.

var date = new Date("1/1/2001");


// Output:
// 0 
// 5

Supported in the following document modes: Quirks, Internet Explorer 6 standards, Internet Explorer 7 standards, Internet Explorer 8 standards, Internet Explorer 9 standards, Internet Explorer 10 standards, Internet Explorer 11 standards. Also supported in Store apps (Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.1). See Version Information.

Applies To: Date Object (JavaScript)

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