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Compare two Java Date objects using before method example

  1. /*
  2.   Compare two Java Date objects using before method example.
  3.   This example shows how to compare two java Date objects using before method of
  4.   java Date Class.
  5. */
  6.  
  7. import java.util.Date;
  8.  
  9. public class CompareDateUsingBeforeExample{
  10.  
  11.   public static void main(String[] args) {
  12.    
  13.     //create first date object
  14.     Date d1 = new Date();
  15.  
  16.     //make interval of 10 millisecond before creating second date object    
  17.     try{
  18.       Thread.sleep(10);
  19.     }catch(Exception e){
  20.     }
  21.    
  22.    
  23.     //create second date object
  24.     Date d2 = new Date();
  25.    
  26.     //use boolean before(Date anotherDate) method of Date Class to
  27.     //check whether a date is before the specified date
  28.    
  29.     System.out.println("First Date : " + d1);
  30.     System.out.println("Second Date : " + d2);
  31.     System.out.println("Is first date before second ? : " + d1.before(d2));    
  32.  
  33.   }
  34. }
  35.  
  36. /*
  37. TYPICAL Output Would be
  38. First Date : Sun Sep 09 19:40:44 EDT 2007
  39. Second Date : Sun Sep 09 19:40:44 EDT 2007
  40. Is first date before second ? : true
  41. */