Java Internalization - Formatting Date


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DateFormat class provides various formats to format the date. Following is list of some of the formats.

  • DateFormat.DEFAULT

  • DateFormat.SHORT

  • DateFormat.MEDIUM

  • DateFormat.LONG

  • DateFormat.FULL

In following example we'll show how to use different formats.

IOTester.java

import java.text.DateFormat;
import java.util.Date;

public class I18NTester {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
   
      DateFormat dateFormat = DateFormat.getDateInstance(DateFormat.DEFAULT);

      System.out.println(dateFormat.format(new Date()));

      dateFormat = DateFormat.getDateInstance(DateFormat.SHORT);

      System.out.println(dateFormat.format(new Date()));

      dateFormat = DateFormat.getDateInstance(DateFormat.MEDIUM);

      System.out.println(dateFormat.format(new Date()));

      dateFormat = DateFormat.getDateInstance(DateFormat.LONG);

      System.out.println(dateFormat.format(new Date()));

      dateFormat = DateFormat.getDateInstance(DateFormat.FULL);

      System.out.println(dateFormat.format(new Date()));
  
  
   }
}

Output

It will print the following result.

Nov 29, 2017
11/29/17
Nov 29, 2017
November 29, 2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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