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getYear Method 

Returns the year value in a Date object.

function getYear(): Number

This method is obsolete, and is provided for backwards compatibility only. Use the getFullYear method instead.

For the years 1900 though 1999, the year is a 2-digit integer value returned as the difference between the stored year and 1900. For dates outside that period, the 4-digit year is returned. For example, 1996 is returned as 96, but 1825 and 2025 are returned as-is.


For JScript version 1.0, getYear returns a value that is the result of the subtraction of 1900 from the year value in the provided Date object, regardless of the value of the year. For example, the year 1899 is returned as -1 and the year 2000 is returned as 100.

The following example illustrates the use of the getYear method:

function DateDemo(){
   var d, s = "Today's date is: ";
   d = new Date();
   s += (d.getMonth() + 1) + "/";
   s += d.getDate() + "/";
   s += d.getYear();