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

Syntax:

dateObj.toString();

Parameters:

This method does not accept any parameter. It is just used along with a Date object created using the Date() constructor whose contents are converted into a string. 

Return Values:

It returns the converted string. 

Note: The DateObj is a valid Date object created using the Date() constructor whose contents are converted into a string.

Example 1: In this example, we are creating a new date and converting it to in a string.

javascript

// Here a date has been assigned
// while creating Date object
let dateobj =
    new Date('October 15, 1996 05:35:32');
 
// Contents of above date object is converted
// into a string using toString() function.
let B = dateobj.toString();
 
// Printing the converted string.
console.log(B);

                    

Output
Tue Oct 15 1996 05:35:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Example 2: Here nothing as a parameter is passed while creating a date object but still toString() method returns the current day name, month name, date, year, and time. 

javascript

// Here nothing has been assigned
// while creating Date object
let dateobj = new Date();
 
// Contents of above date object
// is converted into a string
// using toString() method.
let B = dateobj.toString();
 
// Printing the converted string.
console.log(B);

                    

Output
Wed Dec 20 2023 05:08:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Example 3: When some random list of values is passed then toString() method returns the corresponding produced string. The format for the 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. The time format should be like (number:number: number) If time does not lie in this format, it gives the output as an Invalid date. 

javascript

// assigned while creating Date object
let dateobj1 = new Date('1');
let dateobj2 = new Date('2, 3');
let dateobj3 = new Date('4, 5, 6');
let dateobj4 = new Date('7, 8, 3, 4');
let dateobj5 = new Date('4, 5, 6, 11:00:12');
let dateobj6 = new Date('12, 5, 4, 0:0');
 
// Contents of above date objects is converted
// into strings using toString() method.
let B = dateobj1.toString();
let C = dateobj2.toString();
let D = dateobj3.toString();
let E = dateobj4.toString();
let F = dateobj5.toString();
let G = dateobj6.toString();
 
// Printing the converted string.
console.log(B);
console.log(C);
console.log(D);
console.log(E);
console.log(F);
console.log(G);

                    

Output
Mon Jan 01 2001 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Sat Feb 03 2001 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Wed Apr 05 2006 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Invalid Dat...

Supported Browsers:

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

We have a complete list of Javascript Date Objects, to check those please go through this Javascript Date Object Complete reference article.



Last Updated : 20 Dec, 2023
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