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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

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The setTime() method is supported in all major browsers.


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

Return Value

Type Description
Number Milliseconds between the date object and midnight January 1 1970

Technical Details

JavaScript Version: 1.0


More Examples

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:


Try it yourself »


Date Object Reference JavaScript Date Object

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