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Date

Overview

A class that represents a date and time.

Base Class

Object

Constructor

Date()
Date(milliseconds : Number)
Date(text : String)
Date(year : Number, month : Number, day : Number, hour : Number, minute : Number, second : Number, millisecond : Number)

Arguments

milliseconds
The number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the date represented by the new Date.
text
A string that specifies the new Date
year
The year of the new Date.
month
The month of the new Date.
day
The day of the new Date. Optional.
hour
The hour of the new Date. Optional.
minute
The minute of the new Date. Optional.
second
The second of the new Date. Optional.
millisecond
The millisecond of the new Date. Optional.

Methods

Date.UTC
Returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the argument.
Date.getDate
Returns the day of the month.
Date.getDay
Returns the day of the week.
Date.getFullYear
Returns the year.
Date.getHours
Returns the hours.
Date.getMilliseconds
Returns the milliseconds.
Date.getMinutes
Returns the minutes.
Date.getMonth
Returns the month.
Date.getSeconds
Returns the seconds.
Date.getTime
Returns the milliseconds since 1/1/1970 00:00:00.
Date.getTimezoneOffset
Returns the number of minutes difference between local and UTC time.
Date.getUTCDate
Returns the day of month in universal time.
Date.getUTCDay
Returns the day of the week in universal time.
Date.getUTCFullYear
Returns the year in universal time.
Date.getUTCHours
Returns the hours in universal time.
Date.getUTCMilliseconds
Returns the milliseconds in universal time.
Date.getUTCMinutes
Returns the minutes in universal time.
Date.getUTCMonth
Returns the month in universal time.
Date.getUTCSeconds
Returns the seconds in universal time.
Date.getYear
Returns the year.
Date.parse
Parses the argument and returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00.
Date.setDate
Sets the day of the month.
Date.setFullYear
Sets the year.
Date.setHours
Sets the hour.
Date.setMilliseconds
Sets the milliseconds.
Date.setMinutes
Sets the minutes.
Date.setMonth
Sets the month.
Date.setSeconds
Sets the seconds.
Date.setTime
Sets the date using milliseconds since 1/1/1970 00:00:00.
Date.setUTCDate
Sets the day of the month in universal time.
Date.setUTCFullYear
Sets the year in universal time.
Date.setUTCHours
Sets the hour in universal time.
Date.setUTCMilliseconds
Sets the milliseconds in universal time.
Date.setUTCMinutes
Sets the minutes in universal time.
Date.setUTCMonth
Sets the month in universal time.
Date.setUTCSeconds
Sets the seconds in universal time.
Date.setYear
Sets the year.
Date.toDateString
Returns a string representing the date.
Date.toGMTString
Returns a string representing the date.
Date.toLocaleString
Returns a string representing the date.
Date.toString
Returns a string representing the date.
Date.toTimeString
Returns a string representing the date.
Date.toUTCString
Returns a string representing the date.

Inherited Methods

Object.hasOwnProperty
Checks for the existence of an object property
Object.toLocaleString
Returns a string that represents the object.
Object.toString
Returns a string that represents the object.
Object.valueOf
Returns the 'primitive' value of the object.

Date.UTC

static function Date.UTC(year : Number, month : Number, day : Number, hour : Number, minute : Number, second : Number, millisecond : Number)

Arguments

year
The year of the Date.
month
The month of the Date.
day
The day of the Date. Optional.
hour
The hour of the Date. Optional.
minute
The minute of the Date. Optional.
second
The second of the Date. Optional.
millisecond
The millisecond of the Date. Optional.

Returns

Returns the milliseconds after 1/1/1970 00:00:00 of the date specified by the parameters. This date is interpreted to be in UTC.

Description

Returns the milliseconds after 1/1/1970 00:00:00 of the date specified by the parameters. This date is interpreted to be in UTC.

Date.getDate

function Date.getDate() : Number

Returns

Returns the day of the month of date in local time, where the first day of the month is a 1.

Description

Returns the day of the month of date in local time, where the first day of the month is a 1.

Date.getDay

function Date.getDay() : Number

Returns

Returns the day of the week of date in local time where 0 corresponds to Sunday and 6 corresponds to Saturday.

Description

Returns the day of the week of date in local time where 0 corresponds to Sunday and 6 corresponds to Saturday.

Date.getFullYear

function Date.getFullYear() : Number

Returns

Returns the year of the date in local time in four-digit notation.

Description

Returns the year of the date in local time in four-digit notation.

Date.getHours

function Date.getHours() : Number

Returns

Returns the hour of day of date in local time where 0 corresponds to midnight and 23 corresponds to 11 p.m.

Description

Returns the hour of day of date in local time where 0 corresponds to midnight and 23 corresponds to 11 p.m.

Date.getMilliseconds

function Date.getMilliseconds() : Number

Returns

Returns the milliseconds field of the date in local time.

Description

Returns the milliseconds field of the date in local time.

Date.getMinutes

function Date.getMinutes() : Number

Returns

Returns the minutes of the hour of the date in local time.

Description

Returns the minutes of the hour of the date in local time.

Date.getMonth

function Date.getMonth() : Number

Returns

Returns the month of the year of date in local time. 0 means January, 11 December.

Description

Returns the month of the year of date in local time. 0 means January, 11 December.

Date.getSeconds

function Date.getSeconds() : Number

Returns

Returns the seconds field of the date in local time.

Description

Returns the seconds field of the date in local time.

Date.getTime

function Date.getTime() : Number

Returns

Returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the date.

Description

Returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the date.

Date.getTimezoneOffset

function Date.getTimezoneOffset() : Number

Returns

Returns the number of minutes between GMT and the local time.

Description

Returns the number of minutes between GMT and the local time.

Date.getUTCDate

function Date.getUTCDate() : Number

Returns

Returns the day of the month of date in UTC where the first day of the month is given by 1.

Description

Returns the day of the month of date in UTC where the first day of the month is given by 1.

Date.getUTCDay

function Date.getUTCDay() : Number

Returns

Returns the day of the week of date in UTC where 0 corresponds to Sunday and 6 corresponds to Saturday.

Description

Returns the day of the week of date in UTC where 0 corresponds to Sunday and 6 corresponds to Saturday.

Date.getUTCFullYear

function Date.getUTCFullYear() : Number

Returns

Returns the year of the date in UTC in four-digit notation.

Description

Returns the year of the date in UTC in four-digit notation.

Date.getUTCHours

function Date.getUTCHours() : Number

Returns

Returns the hour of day of date in UTC where 0 corresponds to midnight and 23 corresponds to 11 p.m.

Description

Returns the hour of day of date in UTC where 0 corresponds to midnight and 23 corresponds to 11 p.m.

Date.getUTCMilliseconds

function Date.getUTCMilliseconds() : Number

Returns

Returns the milliseconds of the seconds of the date in UTC.

Description

Returns the milliseconds of the seconds of the date in UTC.

Date.getUTCMinutes

function Date.getUTCMinutes() : Number

Returns

Returns the minutes of the hour of the date in UTC.

Description

Returns the minutes of the hour of the date in UTC.

Date.getUTCMonth

function Date.getUTCMonth() : Number

Returns

Returns the month of the year of date in UTC where 0 corresponds to January and 11 corresponds to December.

Description

Returns the month of the year of date in UTC where 0 corresponds to January and 11 corresponds to December.

Date.getUTCSeconds

function Date.getUTCSeconds() : Number

Returns

Returns the seconds of the minute of the date in UTC.

Description

Returns the seconds of the minute of the date in UTC.

Date.getYear

function Date.getYear() : Number

Returns

Returns the year of the date in local time in two-digit notation.

Description

Returns the year of the date in local time in two-digit notation, relative to 1900.

Date.parse

static function Date.parse(text : String) : Number

Arguments

text
The text describing the date of which the milliseconds after 1/1/1970 00:00:00 are to be returned.

Returns

Returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the date described by text.

Description

Parses the date described by text and returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and that date.

Date.setDate

function Date.setDate(day : Number) : Number

Arguments

day
The new day of the date.

Returns

Returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the new date.

Description

Sets the new day of the date and returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the new date.

Date.setFullYear

function Date.setFullYear(year : Number) : Number

Arguments

year
The new year of the date in four-digit format.

Returns

Returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the new date.

Description

Sets the new year of the date using a four-digit format and returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the new date.

Date.setHours

function Date.setHours(hour : Number) : Number

Arguments

hour
The new hour of the date.

Returns

Returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the new date.

Description

Sets the new hour of the date and returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the new date.

Date.setMilliseconds

function Date.setMilliseconds(millisecond : Number) : Number

Arguments

millisecond
The new millisecond of the date.

Returns

Returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the new date.

Description

Sets the new millisecond of the date and returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the new date.

Date.setMinutes

function Date.setMinutes(minute : Number) : Number

Arguments

minute
The new minute of the date.

Returns

Returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the new date.

Description

Sets the new minute of the date and returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the new date.

Date.setMonth

function Date.setMonth(month : Number) : Number

Arguments

month
The new month of the date.

Returns

Returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the new date.

Description

Sets the new month of the date and returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the new date.

Date.setSeconds

function Date.setSeconds(second : Number) : Number

Arguments

second
The new second of the date.

Returns

Returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the new date.

Description

Sets the new second of the date and returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the new date.

Date.setTime

function Date.setTime(milliseconds : Number) : Number

Arguments

milliseconds
The new number of milliseconds of the date.

Returns

Returns the new number of milliseconds of the date.

Description

Sets the new number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the date.

Date.setUTCDate

function Date.setUTCDate(day : Number) : Number

Arguments

day
The new day of the date in UTC.

Returns

Returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the new date.

Description

Sets the new day of the date in UTC and returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the new date.

Date.setUTCFullYear

function Date.setUTCFullYear(year : Number) : Number

Arguments

year
The new year of the date in four-digit format in UTC.

Returns

Returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the new date.

Description

Sets the new year of the date using a four-digit format in UTC and returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the new date.

Date.setUTCHours

function Date.setUTCHours(hour : Number) : Number

Arguments

hour
The new hour of the date in UTC.

Returns

Returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the new date.

Description

Sets the new hour of the date in UTC and returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the new date.

Date.setUTCMilliseconds

function Date.setUTCMilliseconds(millisecond : Number) : Number

Arguments

millisecond
The new millisecond of the date.

Returns

Returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the new date.

Description

Sets the new millisecond of the date in UTC and returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the new date.

Date.setUTCMinutes

function Date.setUTCMinutes(minute : Number) : Number

Arguments

minutes
The new minutes of the date in UTC.

Returns

Returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the new date.

Description

Sets the new minutes of the date in UTC and returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the new date.

Date.setUTCMonth

function Date.setUTCMonth(month : Number) : Number

Arguments

month
The new month of the date in UTC.

Returns

Returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the new date.

Description

Sets the new month of the date in UTC and returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the new date.

Date.setUTCSeconds

function Date.setUTCSeconds(second : Number) : Number

Arguments

second
The new second of the date in UTC.

Returns

Returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the new date.

Description

Sets the new second of the date in UTC and returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the new date.

Date.setYear

function Date.setYear(year : Number) : Number

Arguments

year
The new year of the date in two-digit format.

Returns

Returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the new date.

Description

Sets the new year of the date using a two-digit format and returns the number of milliseconds between 1/1/1970 00:00:00 and the new date.

Date.toDateString

function Date.toDateString() : String

Returns

Returns a string representing the date part of the date in local time.

Description

Returns a string representing the date part of the date in local time.

Date.toGMTString

function Date.toGMTString() : String

Returns

Returns a string representing date in GMT.

Description

Returns a string representing date in GMT.

Date.toLocaleString

function Date.toLocaleString() : String

Returns

Returns a string representing the date part of the date in local time in the local format.

Description

Returns a string representing the date part of the date in local time in the local format.

Date.toString

function Date.toString() : String

Returns

Returns a string representing the date in local time.

Description

Returns a string representing the date in local time.

Date.toTimeString

function Date.toTimeString() : String

Returns

Returns a string representing the time part of the date in local time.

Description

Returns a string representing the time part of the date in local time.

Date.toUTCString

function Date.toUTCString() : String

Returns

Returns a string representing the date in UTC.

Description

Returns a string representing the date in UTC.