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    Date.prototype.getFullYear()

    Summary

    The getFullYear() method returns the year of the specified date according to local time.

    Use this method instead of the getYear() method.

    Syntax

    dateObj.getFullYear()

    Parameters

    None.

    Returns

    The value returned by getFullYear() is an absolute number. For dates between the years 1000 and 9999, getFullYear() returns a four-digit number, for example, 1995. Use this function to make sure a year is compliant with years after 2000.

    Examples

    Example: Using getFullYear()

    The following example assigns the four-digit value of the current year to the variable year.

    var today = new Date();
    var year = today.getFullYear();
    

    Specifications

    Specification Status Comment
    ECMAScript 1st Edition. Standard Initial definition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.3.
    ECMAScript 5.1 (ECMA-262)
    The definition of 'Date.prototype.getFullYear' in that specification.
    Standard  
    ECMAScript 6 (ECMA-262)
    The definition of 'Date.prototype.getFullYear' in that specification.
    Draft  

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
    Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
    Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

    See also

    Document Tags and Contributors

    Last updated by: Mingun,
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