Java.util.Calendar.getInstance() Method

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Description

The java.util.Calendar.getInstance() method Gets a calendar using the specified time zone and current locale.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.util.Calendar.getInstance() method

public static Calendar getInstance(TimeZone zone)

Parameters

  • zone -- the time zone for the calendar data

Return Value

The method returns a Calendar.

Exception

  • NA

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.util.calendar.getInstance() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.util.*;

public class CalendarDemo {

   public static void main(String[] args) {

      // create a calendar
      TimeZone tz1 = TimeZone.getTimeZone("GMT");
      Calendar cal1 = Calendar.getInstance(tz1);

      // create a second calendar with different timezone
      TimeZone tz2 = TimeZone.getTimeZone("EST");
      Calendar cal2 = Calendar.getInstance(tz2);

      // display time zone for both calendars
      System.out.println("GMT: " + cal1.getTimeZone().getDisplayName());
      System.out.println("EST: " + cal2.getTimeZone().getDisplayName());
   }
}

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result:

GMT: Greenwich Mean Time
EST: Eastern Standard Time



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