getSeconds Method (Date) (JavaScript)

Gets the seconds of a Date object, using local time.

Syntax


dateObj.getSeconds()   

Parameters

The required dateObj reference is a Date object.

Return Value

Returns an integer between 0 and 59. Zero is returned when the time is less than one second into the current minute. If a Date object was created without specifying the time, by default the seconds value is 0.

Remarks

To get the seconds value using Universal Coordinated Time (UTC), use the getUTCSeconds method.

Example

The following example shows how to use the getSeconds method.

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

date.setSeconds(5);  
document.write(date.getSeconds());  

// 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

getUTCSeconds Method (Date)
setSeconds Method (Date)
setUTCSeconds Method (Date)