JavaScript setTime()Method: Date Object


The setTime() method is used to set the value of a Date object according to local time.


Implemented in JavaScript 1.0




timevalue: An integer representing the number of milliseconds since 1 January 1970 00:00:00.


In the following web document setTime() method sets a date using milliseconds.

<!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 - setTime() method example</title>
<h1 style="color: red">JavaScript date object : setTime() 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")
new_date = user_date.setTime(34532344);

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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