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 specified locale.

Declaration

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

public static Calendar getInstance(TimeZone zone,Locale locale)

Parameters

  • zone -- the time zone for the calendar data

  • locale -- the locale 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
      Locale locale1 = Locale.CANADA;
      TimeZone tz1 = TimeZone.getTimeZone("GMT");
      Calendar cal1 = Calendar.getInstance(tz1, locale1);

      // create a second calendar with different timezone and locale
      Locale locale2 = Locale.GERMANY;
      TimeZone tz2 = TimeZone.getTimeZone("EST");
      Calendar cal2 = Calendar.getInstance(tz2, locale2);

      // display time zone for both calendars
      String tzname1 = tz1.getDisplayName();
      String tzname2 = tz2.getDisplayName();
      String name1 = locale1.getDisplayName();
      String name2 = locale2.getDisplayName();
      System.out.println("GMT and Canada: " + tzname1 + " " + name1);
      System.out.println("EST and Germany: " + tzname2 + " " + name2);
   }
}

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

GMT and Canada: Greenwich Mean Time English (Canada)
EST and Germany: Eastern Standard Time German (Germany)



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