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JavaScript getYear() Method: Date Object

Description

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

The getYear() method returns the year minus 1900; thus:

* For years above 2000, the value returned by getYear() is 100 or greater. For example, if the year is 2009, getYear() returns 109.

* For years between and including 1900 and 1999, the value returned by getYear() is between 0 and 99. For example, if the year is 1976, getYear() returns 76.

* For years less than 1900 or greater than 1999, the value returned by getYear() is less than 0. For example, if the year is 1800, getYear() returns -100.

For years before and after 2000, you should use Date.getFullYear() instead of getYear() so that the year is specified in full.

Version

Implemented in JavaScript 1.3

Syntax

getYear()
javas script date object getyear method

Example:

In the following web document getYear() method returns the current year according to local time.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>JavaScript date object - getYear() method example</title>
</head>
<body>
<h1 style="color: red">JavaScript date object : getYear() method</h1>
<hr />
<script type="text/javascript">
//This is done to make the following JavaScript code compatible to XHTML. <![CDATA[
current_date = new Date()
cmm = current_date.getYear()
document.write(cmm)
//]]>
</script>
</body>
</html>

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Supported Browser

Internet Explorer 7 Firefox 3.6 Google Chrome 7 Safari 5.0.1 Opera 10
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See also:

JavaScript Core objects, methods, properties.

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