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    Date.prototype.setYear()

    Deprecated
    This feature has been removed from the Web standards. Though some browsers may still support it, it is in the process of being dropped. Do not use it in old or new projects. Pages or Web apps using it may break at any time.

    Summary

    The setYear() method sets the year for a specified date according to local time. Because setYear() does not set full years ("year 2000 problem"), it is no longer used and has been replaced by the setFullYear() method.

    Syntax

    dateObj.setYear(yearValue)

    Parameters

    yearValue
    An integer.

    Description

    If yearValue is a number between 0 and 99 (inclusive), then the year for dateObj is set to 1900 + yearValue. Otherwise, the year for dateObj is set to yearValue.

    Examples

    Example: Using setYear()

    The first two lines set the year to 1996. The third sets the year to 2000.

    var theBigDay = new Date();
    
    theBigDay.setYear(96);
    theBigDay.setYear(1996);
    theBigDay.setYear(2000);
    

    Specifications

    Specification Status Comment
    ECMAScript 1st Edition. Standard Initial definition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.0.
    ECMAScript 5.1 (ECMA-262)
    The definition of 'Date.prototype.getYear' in that specification.
    Standard Defined in the (informative) compatibility annex.
    ECMAScript 6 (ECMA-262)
    The definition of 'Date.prototype.getYear' in that specification.
    Draft Defined in the (normative) annex for additional features for web browsers.

    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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