JavaScript setUTCHours() Method: Date Object


The setUTCHours() method is used to set the hour for a specified date according to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).


Implemented in JavaScript 1.3


setUTCHours(hoursValue, minutesValue, secondsValue, msValue)


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

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

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

msValue: A number between 0 and 999, representing the milliseconds. If you specify the msValue parameter, you must also specify the minutesValue and secondsValue.

javas script date object setutchours method


In the following web document the hour is set to 15, 23 etc. by setUTCHours() method.

<!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 - setUTCHours() method example</title>
<h1 style="color: red">JavaScript date object : setUTCHours() method</h1>
<hr />
<script type="text/javascript">
//This is done to make the following JavaScript code compatible to XHTML. <![CDATA[
user_date = new Date()
document.write("Initial Hour  : "+user_date+"<BR />")
document.write("After changing the current hour to 15 : "+user_date+"<BR />")
user_date= new Date()
document.write("After changing the current hour to 23 : "+user_date+"<BR />")

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Supported Browser

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See also:

JavaScript Core objects, methods, properties.

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