JavaScript setYear() Method: Date Object


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


Implemented in JavaScript 1.0




yearValue: An integer.


In the following web document setYear() method sets the year to 2089.

<!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 - setYear() method example</title>
<h1 style="color: red">JavaScript date object : setYear() 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("Before Change the Year : "+user_date+"<BR />")
cmm = user_date.setYear(2089)
document.write("After changing Year : "+user_date+"<BR />")

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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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