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Javascript Date getTimezoneOffset() Method

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Description:

Javascript date getTimezoneOffset() method returns the time-zone offset in minutes for the current locale. The time-zone offset is the minutes in difference, the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is relative to your local time.

For example, If your time zone is GMT+10, -600 will be returned. Daylight savings time prevents this value from being a constant.

Syntax:

Date.getTimezoneOffset()

Here is the detail of parameters:

Return Value:

Returns the time-zone offset in minutes for the current locale.

Example:

<html>
<head>
<title>JavaScript getTimezoneOffset Method</title>
</head>
<body>
<script type="text/javascript">
   var dt = new Date();
   var tz = dt.getTimezoneOffset(); 
   document.write("getTimezoneOffset() : " + tz ); 
</script>
</body>
</html>

This will produce following result for Indian time zone:

getTimezoneOffset() : -330 

To understand it in better way you can Try it yourself.


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