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setTime Method (JavaScript)

Sets the date and time value in the Date object.

dateObj.setTime(milliseconds) 

dateObj

Required. Any Date object.

milliseconds

Required. A numeric value representing the number of elapsed milliseconds since midnight, January 1, 1970 GMT.

If milliseconds is negative, it indicates a date before 1970. The range of available dates is approximately 285,616 years from either side of 1970.

Setting the date and time with the setTime method is independent of the time zone.

The following example illustrates the use of the setTime method.

function SetTimeTest(newtime){
   var d, s;                  //Declare variables.
   d = new Date();            //Create Date object.
   d.setTime(newtime);        //Set time.
   s = "Current setting is ";
   s += d.toUTCString();
   return(s);                 //Return new setting.
}

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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