JavaScript getTime() Method: Date Object


The getTime() method is used to get the milliseconds of a given date according to local time.
The value returned by the getTime() method is the number of milliseconds since 1 January 1970 00:00:00.


Implemented in JavaScript 1.0


javascript date object gettime


In the following web document getTime() method calculates the milliseconds passed between to date.

<!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 - getTime() method example</title>
<h1 style="color: red">JavaScript date object : getTime() method</h1>
<hr />
<script type="text/javascript">
//This is done to make the following JavaScript code compatible to XHTML. <![CDATA[
fdate2002 = new Date(2008,1,1,0,0,0,0);
ldate2009 = new Date(2009,1,1,0,0,0,0);
document.write('Milliseconds passed between 1-1-2009 and 1-1-2008  :  '+(ldate2009.getTime()-fdate2002.getTime()))

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See also:

JavaScript Core objects, methods, properties.

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