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ActionScript 2.0 Language Reference for Macromedia® Flash® 8 by Shimul Rahim, Robert L. Dixon, Jen deHaan, Francis Cheng

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Date

Object
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  +-Date

public class Date
extends Object

The Date class lets you retrieve date and time values relative to universal time (Greenwich mean time, now called universal time or UTC) or relative to the operating system on which Flash Player is running. The methods of the Date class are not static but apply only to the individual Date object specified when the method is called. The Date.UTC() method is an exception; it is a static method.

The Date class handles daylight saving time differently, depending on the operating system and Flash Player version. Flash Player 6 and later versions handle daylight saving time on the following operating systems in these ways:

  • Windows - the Date object automatically adjusts its output for daylight ...

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