getMonth Method (Date) (JavaScript)

Gets the month, using local time.

Syntax


dateObj.getMonth()   

Parameters

The required dateObj reference is a Date object.

Return Value

The getMonth method returns an integer between 0 (January) and 11 (December). For a Date constructed with "Jan 5, 1996", getMonth returns 0.

Remarks

To get the month value using Universal Coordinated Time (UTC), use the getUTCMonth method.

Example

The following example shows how to use the getMonth method.

var date = new Date("1/1/2001");  
document.write(date.getMonth());  

// Output: 0  

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

getUTCMonth Method (Date)
setMonth Method (Date)
setUTCMonth Method (Date)