toUTCString Method (Date) (JavaScript)


Returns a date converted to a string using Universal Coordinated Time (UTC).


The required dateObj reference is any Date object.

The toUTCString method returns a String object that contains the date formatted using UTC convention in a convenient, easily read form.


The following example illustrates the use of the toUTCString method.

function toUTCStrDemo(){
   var d, s;                   //Declare variables.
   d = new Date();             //Create Date object.
   s = "Current setting is ";
   s += d.toUTCString();       //Convert to UTC string.
   return(s);                  //Return UTC string.


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)