Working with Dates and Times in TypeScript


Working with dates and times is a common task in many applications. TypeScript provides built-in support for handling dates and times through the JavaScript `Date` object and the `Intl.DateTimeFormat` object. In this guide, we'll explore how to work with dates and times in TypeScript using these built-in features.

Using the Date Object

The `Date` object in JavaScript allows you to work with dates and times. Let's see how to use it in TypeScript.

Creating a Date

You can create a new date using the `Date` constructor:

const currentDate = new Date();

Formatting a Date

You can format a date using the `Intl.DateTimeFormat` object:

const options = { year: 'numeric', month: 'long', day: 'numeric' };
const formattedDate = new Intl.DateTimeFormat('en-US', options).format(currentDate);

Working with Time

You can extract and manipulate various components of a date, such as hours, minutes, and seconds:

const hours = currentDate.getHours();
const minutes = currentDate.getMinutes();
const seconds = currentDate.getSeconds();
console.log(`Time: ${hours}:${minutes}:${seconds}`);


Working with dates and times in TypeScript is made easier with the built-in `Date` object and `Intl.DateTimeFormat` object. You can create, format, and manipulate dates and times to suit your application's needs. Additionally, TypeScript provides type safety when working with these objects, helping you catch potential errors early in the development process.