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Javascript Date setTime() Method


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Description:

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

Syntax:

Date.setTime(timeValue)

Note: Paramters in the bracket are always optional

Here is the detail of parameters:

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

Return Value:

NA

Example:

<html>
<head>
<title>JavaScript setTime Method</title>
</head>
<body>
<script type="text/javascript">
   var dt = new Date( "Aug 28, 2008 23:30:00" );
   dt.setTime( 5000000 );
   document.write( dt ); 
</script>
</body>
</html>

This will produce following result :

Thu Jan 1 06:53:20 UTC+0530 1970 

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



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