Java Examples - Display Date in different formats


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Problem Description

How to display date in different formats?

Solution

This example displays the names of the weekdays in short form with the help of DateFormatSymbols().getWeekdays() method of DateFormatSymbols class.

import java.text.*;
import java.util.*;

public class Main {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      Date dt = new Date(1000000000000L);
      DateFormat[] dtformat = new DateFormat[6];
      
      dtformat[0] = DateFormat.getInstance();
      dtformat[1] = DateFormat.getDateInstance();
      dtformat[2] = DateFormat.getDateInstance(DateFormat.MEDIUM);
      dtformat[3] = DateFormat.getDateInstance(DateFormat.FULL);
      dtformat[4] = DateFormat.getDateInstance(DateFormat.LONG);
      dtformat[5] = DateFormat.getDateInstance(DateFormat.SHORT);
      
      for(DateFormat dateform : dtformat) System.out.println(dateform.format(dt));
   }
}

Result

The above code sample will produce the following result.

9/9/01 7:16 AM
Sep 9, 2001
Sep 9, 2001
Sunday, September 9, 2001
September 9, 2001
9/9/01

The following is an another sample example of date in another format.

import java.text.ParseException;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Date;
import java.util.Locale;

public class SimpleDateFormatExample {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      Date curDate = new Date();
      SimpleDateFormat format = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy/MM/dd");
      
      String DateToStr = format.format(curDate);
      System.out.println(DateToStr);
      
      format = new SimpleDateFormat("dd-M-yyyy hh:mm:ss");
      DateToStr = format.format(curDate);
      System.out.println(DateToStr);
      
      format = new SimpleDateFormat("dd MMMM yyyy zzzz", Locale.ENGLISH);
      DateToStr = format.format(curDate);
      System.out.println(DateToStr);
      
      format = new SimpleDateFormat("E, dd MMM yyyy HH:mm:ss z");
      DateToStr = format.format(curDate);
      System.out.println(DateToStr);
      
      try {
         Date strToDate = format.parse(DateToStr);
         System.out.println(strToDate);
      } catch (ParseException e) {
         e.printStackTrace();
      } 
   } 
}

The above code sample will produce the following result.

2016/11/11
11-11-2016 07:12:27
11 November 2016 Coordinated Universal Time
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 07:12:27 UTC
Fri Nov 11 07:12:27 UTC 2016

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