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RealTimeDates are similar to JavaScript Dates. They are a simple data type representing a Date value:

new Date();
new Date("2017-03-15T23:35:34.915Z");

The methods of the RealTimeDate simply set the Date value of the element. For the following examples, assume the data model looks like the following:

  time: new Date("2017-03-15T23:35:34.915Z")

Getting the Date's Value

The dates's value can be obtained using the zero argument value() method.

const date = root.get("time");
console.log(date.value()); // Wed Mar 15 2017 23:35:34 GMT-0000 (GMT)

Setting the Date's Value

The Date value can be set using the single argument value(Date) method. Once called, the Date will be equal to the value specified.

const time = root.get("time");
time.value(new Date("2017-04-16T23:35:34.915Z"));
console.log(time.value()); // Wed Apr 16 2017 23:35:34 GMT-0000 (GMT)


See the API documentation for more details of the RealTimeDate methods and events.

Event Description
"value" Emitted when the Dates's value is set.
"detached" Emitted when the element is detached from the model.