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Calendar getTime() Method in Java with Examples

  • Last Updated : 24 Jun, 2021

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 parameters.
Return Value: The method returns the Date, represented by this Calendar.
Below programs illustrate the working of getTime() Method of Calendar class: 
Example 1: 
 

Java




// 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);
    }
}
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: 
 

Java




// 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);
    }
}
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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