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Java SimpleDateFormat Class Example

  1. /*
  2. Java SimpleDateFormat example.
  3. This Java SimpleDateFormat example describes how class is defined and being used
  4. in Java language.
  5. */
  6.  
  7. import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
  8. import java.util.Date;
  9.  
  10. public class JavaSimpleDateFormatExample{
  11.  
  12.   public static void main(String args[]){
  13.  
  14.   // Create Date object.
  15.   Date date = new Date();
  16.   //Specify the desired date format
  17.   String DATE_FORMAT = "MM/dd/yyyy";
  18.   //Create object of SimpleDateFormat and pass the desired date format.
  19.   SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat(DATE_FORMAT);
  20.  
  21.   /*
  22.   Use format method of SimpleDateFormat class to format the date.
  23.   */
  24.   System.out.println("Today is " + sdf.format(date) );
  25.  
  26.   }
  27.  
  28. }
  29.  
  30. /*
  31. OUTPUT of the above given Java SimpleDateFormat Example would be :
  32. Today is 02/06/2005
  33. */