JavaScript Date toDateString() Method

Below is the example of Date toDateString() method.

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    <script>
       // Here a date has been assigned
       // while creating Date object
       var dateobj = 
       new Date('October 15, 1996 05:35:32');
      
       // Contents of date portion of above date
       // object is converted into a string using
       // toDateString() method.
       var B = dateobj.toDateString();
      
       // Printing the converted string.
       document.write(B);
    </script>

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  • Output:
    Tue Oct 15 1996

The date.toDateString() method is used to convert the given date object’s contents of date portion into a string. The date object is created using date() constructor.

Syntax:

dateObj.toDateString()

Parameters: This method does not accept any parameter. It is just used along with a Date object created using Date() constructor.

Return Values: It returns the converted string of Date() constructor content’s of date portion.



Note: The dateObj is a valid Date object created using Date() constructor whose contents of date portion are converted into string.

More codes for the above method are as follows:
Program 1: Here nothing as parameter is passed while creating date object but still toDateString() method return current day name, month name, date, year.

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<script>
  // Here nothing has been assigned
  // while creating Date object
  var dateobj = new Date();
  
   // Contents of date portion of above date
   // object is converted into a string using
   // toDateString() method.
   var B = dateobj.toDateString();
  
   // Printing the converted string.
   document.write(B);
</script>

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Output:

Mon Apr 23 2018

Program 2: When some random list of values is passed then toDateString() method return the corresponding produced string.

The format for Date() constructor is like Date(month, date, year, time). By following this format some values are given in the below program and the corresponding string is produced as output. Time format should be like (number:number: number). If time does not lie in this format, it gives the output as an Invalid date.

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<script>
   // Here some different values has been
   // assigned while creating Date object
   var dateobj1 = new Date('1');
   var dateobj2 = new Date('2, 3');
   var dateobj3 = new Date('4, 5, 6');
   var dateobj4 = new Date('7, 8, 3, 4');
   var dateobj5 = new Date('4, 5, 6, 11:00:12');
   var dateobj6 = new Date('12, 5, 4, 0:0');
  
   // Contents of date portion of above date
   // object is converted into a string using
   // toDateString() method.
   var B = dateobj1.toDateString();
   var C = dateobj2.toDateString();
   var D = dateobj3.toDateString();
   var E = dateobj4.toDateString();
   var F = dateobj5.toDateString();
   var G = dateobj6.toDateString();
  
  // Printing the converted string.
  document.write(B + "<br />");
  document.write(C + "<br />");
  document.write(D + "<br />");
  document.write(E + "<br />");
  document.write(F + "<br />");
  document.write(G);
</script>

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Output:

Mon Jan 01 2001
Sat Feb 03 2001
Wed Apr 05 2006
Invalid Date
Wed Apr 05 2006
Sun Dec 05 2004

Program 3: Months, Date, hour, minute, second and millisecond should be in their respective range of 0 to 11 for months, 1 to 31 for a date, 0 to 23 for hours, 0 to 59 for a minute, 0 to 59 second, 0 to 999 for milliseconds otherwise toDateString() method return Invalid Date.
Here date given as of 45 which is out of range of date that is why the below code gives the output as null.

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<script>
  // Here a date has been assigned
  // while creating Date object
  var dateobj = 
  new Date('October 45, 1996 05:35:32');
  
   // Contents of date portion of above date
   // object is converted into a string using
   // toDateString() method.
   var B = dateobj.toDateString();
  
   // Printing the converted string.
   document.write(B);
</script>

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Output:

Invalid Date

Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by JavaScript Date toDateString() Method are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari

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