Java Internalization - Formatting Date and Time


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DateFormat class provides various formats to format the date and time together. DateFormat.getDateTimeInstance() method is to be used. See the example below.

In following example we'll show how to use different formats to format date and time.

IOTester.java

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

public class I18NTester {
   public static void main(String[] args) {

      DateFormat dateFormat = DateFormat.getDateTimeInstance(DateFormat.DEFAULT, DateFormat.DEFAULT);

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

      dateFormat = DateFormat.getDateTimeInstance(DateFormat.SHORT, DateFormat.SHORT);

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

      dateFormat = DateFormat.getDateTimeInstance(DateFormat.MEDIUM, DateFormat.MEDIUM);

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

      dateFormat = DateFormat.getDateTimeInstance(DateFormat.LONG, DateFormat.LONG);

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

      dateFormat = DateFormat.getDateTimeInstance(DateFormat.FULL, DateFormat.FULL);

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

   }
}

Output

It will print the following result.

Nov 29, 2017 4:16:13 PM
11/29/17 4:16 PM
Nov 29, 2017 4:16:13 PM
November 29, 2017 4:16:13 PM IST
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 4:16:13 PM IST
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