getHours Method (Date) (JavaScript)

Gets the hours in a date, using local time.

Syntax


dateObj.getHours()   

Parameters

The required dateObj reference is a Date object.

Return Value

An integer between 0 and 23, indicating the number of hours since midnight. Zero is returned if the time is before 1:00:00 am. If a Date object was created without specifying the time, by default the hour is 0.

Remarks

To get the hours value using Universal Coordinated Time (UTC), use the getUTCHours method.

Example

The following example shows how to use the getHours method.

var date = new Date("1/1/2001");  
document.write(date.getHours());  
document.write("<br/>");  

date.setTime(50000000);  
document.write(date.getHours());  

// Output:  
// 0   
// 5  

Requirements

Supported in the following document modes: Quirks, Internet Explorer 6 standards, Internet Explorer 7 standards, Internet Explorer 8 standards, Internet Explorer 9 standards, Internet Explorer 10 standards, Internet Explorer 11 standards. Also supported in Store apps (Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.1). See Version Information.

Applies To: Date Object

See Also

getUTCHours Method (Date)
setHours Method (Date)
setUTCHours Method (Date)