W3cubDocs

/JavaScript

Date.prototype.setTime()

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

Syntax

setTime(timeValue)

Parameters

timeValue

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

Return value

The number of milliseconds between 1 January 1970 00:00:00 UTC and the updated date (effectively, the value of the argument).

Description

Use the setTime() method to help assign a date and time to another Date object.

Examples

Using setTime()

var theBigDay = new Date('July 1, 1999');
var sameAsBigDay = new Date();
sameAsBigDay.setTime(theBigDay.getTime());

Specifications

Browser compatibility

Desktop Mobile Server
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari WebView Android Chrome Android Firefox for Android Opera Android Safari on IOS Samsung Internet Deno Node.js
setTime
1
12
1
3
3
1
1
18
4
10.1
1
1.0
1.0
0.10.0

See also

© 2005–2021 MDN contributors.
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License v2.5 or later.
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/Date/setTime