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getMinutes Method (Date) (JavaScript)

Gets the minutes of a Date object, using local time.


The required dateObj reference is a Date object.

Returns an integer between 0 and 59. Zero is returned the time is less than one minute after the hour. If a Date object was created without specifying the time, by default the minute value is 0.

To get the minutes value using Universal Coordinated Time (UTC), use the getUTCMinutes method.

The following example shows how to the getMinutes 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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