Java Internalization - Formatting Time


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DateFormat class provides various formats to format the time. DateFormat.getTimeInstance() method is to be used. See the example below.

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

IOTester.java

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

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

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

      dateFormat = DateFormat.getTimeInstance(DateFormat.SHORT);

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

      dateFormat = DateFormat.getTimeInstance(DateFormat.MEDIUM);

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

      dateFormat = DateFormat.getTimeInstance(DateFormat.LONG);

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

      dateFormat = DateFormat.getTimeInstance(DateFormat.FULL);

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

Output

It will print the following result.

4:11:21 PM
4:11 PM
4:11:21 PM
4:11:21 PM IST
4:11:21 PM IST
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