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JavaScript toLocaleDateString() Method

Date Object Reference JavaScript Date Object

Example

Return the Date object as a string, using locale conventions:

var d = new Date();
var n = d.toLocaleDateString();

The result of n will be:


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Definition and Usage

The toLocaleDateString() method converts the date (not the time) of a Date object into a readable string, using locale conventions.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

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


Syntax

Date.toLocaleDateString()

Return Value

Type Description
String The date as a string

Technical Details

JavaScript Version: 1.0


Date Object Reference JavaScript Date Object

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