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JavaScript valueOf() Method: Date Object

Description

The valueOf() method is used to get the primitive value of date object.

Version

Implemented in JavaScript 1.1

Syntax

valueOf() 

Parameter

None

Example:

In the following web document valueOf() method returns the value of the date object.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>JavaScript date object - valueOf() method example</title>
</head>
<body>
<h1 style="color: red">JavaScript date object : valueOf() 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(user_date.valueOf())
//]]>
</script>
</body>
</html>

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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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