JavaScript setSeconds Method





The setSeconds method sets the seconds value of the point in time stored in a Date object.


Syntax

The setSeconds method has two overloads:

myDate.setSeconds( seconds )

myDate.setSeconds( seconds, milliseconds )

With:
  • seconds being a required parameter that consists of an integer number that, when it is between 0 and 59, changes only the seconds value of the point in time stored in a Date object. Any value outside that range increases or decreases the point in time of a Date object in a quantity equal to the range's limit being exceeded plus the remaining seconds.
  • milliseconds being an optional parameter that consists of an integer number that, when it is between 0 and 999, changes only the milliseconds value of the point in time stored in a Date object. Any value outside that range increases or decreases the point in time of a Date object in a quantity equal to the range's limit being exceeded plus the remaining milliseconds.
  • myDate being an object based on the Date object.


Example

The following code uses the setSeconds method to set the seconds value of the current time to 30:

<script type="text/javascript">

var currentDate = new Date();

var outcome = "Current time is: <br /><br/>" + currentDate.toTimeString();
outcome += "<br/><br/>";

currentDate.setSeconds(30);

outcome += "After changing its seconds value to 30, the time is: <br /><br />";
outcome += currentDate.toTimeString();

document.write(outcome);

</script>


Technical Details

The setSeconds method belongs to the Date object, it is available since the version 1.0 of JavaScript, and it is supported in all major browsers.





JavaScript Manual >> Date Object >> setSeconds Method





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