Calendar getTime() Method in Java with Examples

The getTime() method in Calendar class is used to return an object resembling the Date that is represented by this Calendar’s time value.

Syntax:

public final Date getTime()

Parameters: The method does not take any paramters.

Return Value: The method returns the Date, represented by this Calendar.

Below programs illustrate the working of getTime() Method of Calendar class:
Example 1:

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// Java code to illustrate
// getTime() method
  
import java.util.*;
  
public class Calendar_Demo {
  
    public static void main(String args[])
        throws InterruptedException
    {
  
        // Creating a calendar
        Calendar calndr1
            = Calendar.getInstance();
  
        // Displaying the current time
        System.out.println("The Current"
                           + " Time is: "
                           + calndr1.getTime());
  
        // Adding few delay
        Thread.sleep(10000);
  
        // Creating another calendar
        Calendar calndr2 = Calendar.getInstance();
  
        // Displaying the upcoming time
        Date dt = calndr2.getTime();
        System.out.println("The upcoming"
                           + " time is: " + dt);
    }
}

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Output:

The Current Time is: Wed Feb 20 14:40:37 UTC 2019
The upcoming time is: Wed Feb 20 14:40:47 UTC 2019

Example 2:

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// Java code to illustrate
// getTime() method
  
import java.util.*;
  
public class Calendar_Demo {
  
    public static void main(String args[])
        throws InterruptedException
    {
  
        // Creating a calendar
        Calendar calndr1
            = Calendar.getInstance();
  
        // Displaying the current time
        System.out.println("The Current"
                           + " Time is: "
                           + calndr1.getTime());
  
        // Adding few delay
        Thread.sleep(5000);
  
        // Creating another calendar
        Calendar calndr2 = Calendar.getInstance();
  
        // Displaying the upcoming time
        Date dt = calndr2.getTime();
        System.out.println("The upcoming"
                           + " time is: " + dt);
    }
}

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Output:

The Current Time is: Wed Feb 20 14:40:50 UTC 2019
The upcoming time is: Wed Feb 20 14:40:55 UTC 2019

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/api/java/util/Calendar.html#getMaximum-int-



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