JavaScript getHours() Method: Date Object


The getHours() method is used to get the hour of a given date according to local time.

The value returned by getHours() method is an integer between 0 and 23.


Implemented in JavaScript 1.0




In the following web document getHours() method returns the hour of a given date and current time.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>JavaScript date object - getHours() method example</title>
<h1 style="color: red">JavaScript date object : getHours() method</h1>
<hr />
<script type="text/javascript">
//This is done to make the following JavaScript code compatible to XHTML. <![CDATA[
newyear2008 = new Date("January 1, 2008 11:10:00")
hor = newyear2008.getHours()
document.write("The hour of "+newyear2008+" is : "+hor+"<br />")
current_date = new Date()
chor = current_date.getHours()
document.write("Current hour is : "+chor+"<br />")

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See also:

JavaScript Core objects, methods, properties.

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