Date.prototype.setTime()

Summary

The setTime() method sets the Date object to the time represented by a number of milliseconds since January 1, 1970, 00:00:00 UTC.

Syntax

dateObj.setTime(timeValue)

Parameters

timeValue
An integer representing the number of milliseconds since 1 January 1970, 00:00:00 UTC.

Description

Use the setTime method to help assign a date and time to another Date object.

Examples

Example: Using setTime

theBigDay = new Date("July 1, 1999");
sameAsBigDay = new Date();
sameAsBigDay.setTime(theBigDay.getTime());

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 1st Edition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.0 Standard Initial definition.
ECMAScript Language Specification 5.1th Edition (ECMA-262) Standard  
ECMAScript Language Specification 6th Edition (ECMA-262) 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

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