JavaScript getUTCfullyear() Method: Date Object


The getUTCFullYear() method returns the year of a given date according to universal time(UTC). The method returns the year as an absolute number which is compliant with year-2000, for example, 1996.


Implemented in JavaScript 1.3


javas script date object getutcfullyear method


The following web document getUTCFullYear() method returns the year of a specified date and current year according to universal 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 - getUTCFullYear() method example</title>
<h1 style="color: red">JavaScript date object : getUTCFullYear() method</h1>
<hr />
<script type="text/javascript">
//This is done to make the following JavaScript code compatible to XHTML. <![CDATA[
user_date = new Date("January 1, 1991 11:10:00")
newyear2008 = new Date("January 1, 2008 11:10:00")
year = newyear2008.getUTCFullYear()
document.write("The year of "+newyear2008+" is : "+year+"<br />")
current_date = new Date()
cyear = current_date.getUTCFullYear()
document.write("The current year is : "+cyear)

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Supported Browser

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See also:

JavaScript Core objects, methods, properties.

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