JavaScript setSeconds()Method: Date Object


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


Implemented in JavaScript 1.0


setSeconds(secondsValue, msValue)


secondsValue: An integer between 0 and 59.

msValue: A number between 0 and 999, representing the milliseconds.

javas script date object setseconds method


In the following web document setSeconds() method sets the seconds to 12 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 - setSeconds() method example</title>
<h1 style="color: red">JavaScript date object : setSeconds() 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 seconds : "+user_date+"<BR />")
document.write("After changing seconds 00 to 12 : "+user_date+"<BR />")

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See also:

JavaScript Core objects, methods, properties.

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