JavaScript setHours() Method: Date Object


The setHours() method is used to set the hours for a given date according to local time.


Implemented in JavaScript 1.0


setHours(numHours, numMin, numSec, numMili) 


numHours: An integer between 0 and 23, representing the hour.

numMin: An integer between 0 and 59, representing the minutes.

numSec: An integer between 0 and 59, representing the seconds. If you specify the secondsValue parameter, you must also specify the minutesValue.

numMili: A number between 0 and 999, representing the milliseconds. If you specify the numMili parameter, you must also specify the numMin and numSec.

javas script date object sethours method


In the following web document setHours() method sets the hour to 22 of a given 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 - setHours() method example</title>
<h1 style="color: red">JavaScript date object : setHours() method</h1>
<hr />
<script type="text/javascript">
//This is done to make the following JavaScript code compatible to XHTML. <![CDATA[
user_date = new Date("August 12, 1992 21:20:00")
document.write("Before Change the hours : "+user_date+"<BR />")
document.write("After changing hours 21 to 22 : "+user_date+"<BR />")

View the example in the browser

Supported Browser

Internet Explorer 7 Firefox 3.6 Google Chrome 7 Safari 5.0.1 Opera 10
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

See also:

JavaScript Core objects, methods, properties.

Previous: JavaScript setFullYear() Method : Date Object
Next: JavaScript setMilliseconds() Method: Date Object

Test your Programming skills with w3resource's quiz.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for latest update.