# MonthDay getLong() method in Java

Java 8Object Oriented ProgrammingProgramming

The long value of a specified Chronofield can be obtained using the getLong() method in the MonthDay class in Java. This method requires a single parameter i.e. the ChronoField and it returns the long value of a specified Chronofield.

A program that demonstrates this is given as follows

## Example

Live Demo

import java.util.*;
import java.time.*;
import java.time.temporal.ChronoField;
public class Demo {
public static void main(String[] args) {
MonthDay md = MonthDay.parse("--02-22");
System.out.println("The MonthDay is: " + md);
System.out.println("The MONTH_OF_YEAR is: " +
md.getLong(ChronoField.MONTH_OF_YEAR));
}
}

## Output

The MonthDay is: --02-22
The MONTH_OF_YEAR is: 2

Now let us understand the above program.

First the MonthDay is displayed. Then the long value of the Chronofield MONTH_OF_YEAR is obtained using the getLong() method and displayed. A code snippet that demonstrates this is as follows:

MonthDay md = MonthDay.parse("--02-22");
System.out.println("The MonthDay is: " + md);
System.out.println("The MONTH_OF_YEAR is: " +
md.getLong(ChronoField.MONTH_OF_YEAR));
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:25