Java Examples - Displaying month name


Problem Description

How to display name of a month in (MMM) format ?


This example shows how to display the current month in the (MMM) format with the help of Calender.getInstance() method of Calender class and fmt.format() method of Formatter class.

import java.util.Calendar;
import java.util.Formatter;

public class MainClass{
   public static void main(String args[]) {
      Formatter fmt = new Formatter();
      Calendar cal = Calendar.getInstance();
      fmt = new Formatter();
      fmt.format("%tB %tb %tm", cal, cal, cal);


The above code sample will produce the following result.

October Oct 10

Another sample example of Month format

import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Calendar;
import java.util.Date;

public class HelloWorld { 
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      SimpleDateFormat f = new SimpleDateFormat("MMM");
      SimpleDateFormat f1 = new SimpleDateFormat("dd");
      SimpleDateFormat f2 = new SimpleDateFormat("a");
      int h;
      if(Calendar.getInstance().get(Calendar.HOUR)==0)h = 12;
      else h = Calendar.getInstance().get(Calendar.HOUR);
      String filename="Current Date is :"
         +f1.format(new Date())
         +f.format(new Date())
         +h+f2.format(new Date());

The above code sample will produce the following result.

Current Date is :11Nov5AM