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JavaScript setTime() Method

Date Object Reference JavaScript Date Object

Example

Add 1332403882588 milliseconds to January 1, 1970, and display the new date and time:

var d = new Date();
d.setTime(1332403882588);

The result of d will be:


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Definition and Usage

The setTime() method sets a date and time by adding or subtracting a specified number of milliseconds to/from midnight January 1, 1970.


Browser Support

Method
setTime() Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Syntax

Date.setTime(millisec)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
millisec Required. The number of milliseconds to be added to, or subtracted from, midnight January 1, 1970

Technical Details

Return Value: A Number, representing the number of milliseconds between the date object and midnight January 1 1970
JavaScript Version: 1.0


Examples

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Example

Subtract 1332403882588 milliseconds from January 1, 1970, and display the new date and time:

var d = new Date();
d.setTime(-1332403882588);

The result of d will be:


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Date Object Reference JavaScript Date Object

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