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JavaScript toGMTString method

        

toGMTString() method of JavaScript is used to convert any date into the string according to GMT( Greenwich Mean Time ) and returns the converted string.

Syntax :

 date_object.toGMTString();

Where date_object is any date object reference which is to be converted into string format according to the GMT.

To understand the use of toGMTString() method in a better way let's go with a simple example. In this example we have converted current date to the string format according to GMT.

Description of code :

In this example code we have created a button which calls the function "convertToGMTString()" on the click event, which is defined in the <script></script> tags. It calls the toGMTString() method by the current date object and converted date is shown in an alert message. Here is the full example code as follows :

<html>
<head>
<title>toGMTString() method </title>
 <script language="JavaScript">
  function convertToGMTString()
  {
    alert(new Date().toGMTString());
  }
 </script>
</head>
<body>
<div style="background: #ff9900; width:'100%';"
                     align="center">
  <font color="#0000ff" size="12pt">
	<b>toGMTString() Example</b>
  </font>
 </div>
  <center>
     <p>
       Click on the following button to show date into
               GMT string
     </p>
       <input type="button" value="Convert current date 
    to GMT String" onClick="return convertToGMTString();"/>
  </center>
</body>
</html>

Output :

Click on the button "Convert current date to GMT String"

As you can see from the above output that it shows the converted current date in an alert message box.

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Posted on: April 18, 2011

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