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    Date.prototype.setTime()

    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

    Using setTime()

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

    Specifications

    Specification Status Comment
    ECMAScript 1st Edition (ECMA-262) Standard Initial definition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.0.
    ECMAScript 5.1 (ECMA-262)
    The definition of 'Date.prototype.setTime' in that specification.
    Standard  
    ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
    The definition of 'Date.prototype.setTime' in that specification.
    Standard  

    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

    Contributors to this page: Sheppy, fscholz, evilpie, Ptak82, Maian, Dria, BradSpencer, WP-Makyen, Mingun
    Last updated by: fscholz,
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