Convert String to Date in Angular2 TypeScript

Muhammad Ibrahim Alvi May 11, 2022
  1. Date Object in TypeScript
  2. Use DatePipe Method to Convert String to Date in TypeScript
Convert String to Date in Angular2 TypeScript

This tutorial provides brief guidelines about converting String to Date in Angular2 TypeScript. It also explains the Date object and the purpose of this method in TypeScript.

Date Object in TypeScript

The Date object in TypeScript represents a date and time functionality. The Date object allows us to get the day, month, year, millisecond, second, minute and hour.

If the Date object is being called without any argument passed to its constructor, it will return the time and date of the user’s computer. Date object provides us with the functions which deal with Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) time.

Following are some ways to create a new date object. Using the Date object returns the current date and time.


let date: Date = new Date();
console.log("Date = " + date); //Date


Date object returns the current date and time

The following way creates a new date object as zero time plus milliseconds.

let date: Date = new Date(500000000000);
console.log("Date = " + date);


creates new date object as zero time plus milliseconds

Use DatePipe Method to Convert String to Date in TypeScript

To convert the String to the Date filter, you can use the date filter that helps convert the Date and displays it in a specific format. Let’s consider the following example in which the DatePipe method is used, an Angular method that formats a date value according to locale rules.

DatePipe on official Angular documentation is executed only when it detects a pure change to the input value. The String can be converted into Date format using the following method.

// format date in typescript
getFormatedDate(date: Date, format: string) {
    const datePipe = new DatePipe('en-US');
    return datePipe.transform(date, format);

To convert the Date to the user timezone, we can do manual calculations on the date as performed below.


// Convert date to user timezone
const localDate: Date = this.convertToLocalDate('01/01/2021');

convertToLocalDate(responseDate: any) {
    try {
        if (responseDate != null) {
            if (typeof (responseDate) === 'string') {
                if (String(responseDate.indexOf('T') >= 0)) {
                    responseDate = responseDate.split('T')[0];
                if (String(responseDate.indexOf('+') >= 0)) {
                    responseDate = responseDate.split('+')[0];

            responseDate = new Date(responseDate);
            const newDate = new Date(responseDate.getFullYear(), responseDate.getMonth(), responseDate.getDate(), 0, 0, 0);
            const userTimezoneOffset = newDate.getTimezoneOffset() * 60000;

            const finalDate: Date = new Date(newDate.getTime() - userTimezoneOffset);
            return finalDate > Util.minDateValue ? finalDate : null;
        } else {
            return null;
    } catch (error) {
        return responseDate;


use the datepipe method to convert the Date and display in the specific format

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Ibrahim is a Full Stack developer working as a Software Engineer in a reputable international organization. He has work experience in technologies stack like MERN and Spring Boot. He is an enthusiastic JavaScript lover who loves to provide and share research-based solutions to problems. He loves problem-solving and loves to write solutions of those problems with implemented solutions.