DateTime::__construct

(PHP 5 >= 5.2.0, PHP 7, PHP 8)

DateTime::__constructReturns new DateTime object

Description

public DateTime::__construct(string $datetime = "now", ?DateTimeZone $timezone = null)

Like DateTimeImmutable::__construct() but works with DateTime. Consider using the DateTimeImmutable and features instead.

Returns a new DateTime object.

Parameters

datetime

A date/time string. Valid formats are explained in Date and Time Formats.

Enter "now" here to obtain the current time when using the $timezone parameter.

timezone

A DateTimeZone object representing the timezone of $datetime.

If $timezone is omitted or null, the current timezone will be used.

Note:

The $timezone parameter and the current timezone are ignored when the $datetime parameter either is a UNIX timestamp (e.g. @946684800) or specifies a timezone (e.g. 2010-01-28T15:00:00+02:00).

Return Values

Returns a new DateTime instance.

Errors/Exceptions

If an invalid Date/Time string is passed, DateMalformedStringException is thrown. Previous to PHP 8.3, this was Exception.

Changelog

Version Description
8.3.0 Now throws DateMalformedStringException if an invalid string is passed, instead of Exception.

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