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JavaScript setMonth() Method

Definition and Usage

The setMonth() method is used to set the month.

Syntax

dateObject.setMonth(month,day)

Parameter Description
month Required. A numeric value between 0 and 11 representing the month
day Optional. A numeric value between 1 and 31 representing the day


Tips and Notes

Note: The value set by setMonth() is a number between 0 and 11. January is 0, February is 1 and so on.
Note: This method is always used in conjunction with a Date object.

Example 1

In this example we set the month to 0 (January) with the setMonth() method:

<script type="text/javascript">
var d=new Date();
d.setMonth(0);
document.write(d);
</script>

The output of the code above will be:

Thu Jan 12 2012 19:26:26 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)


Example 2

In this example we set the month to 0 (January) and the day to 20 with the setMonth() method:

<script type="text/javascript">
var d=new Date();
d.setMonth(0,20);
document.write(d);
</script>

The output of the code above will be:

Fri Jan 20 2012 19:26:26 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
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