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Date setTime() method in Java with Examples

  • Last Updated : 07 Nov, 2019

The setTime() method of Java Date class sets a date object. It sets date object to represent time milliseconds after January 1, 1970 00:00:00 GMT.
Syntax:

public void setTime(long time)

Parameters: The function accepts a single parameter time which specifies the number of milliseconds.

Return Value: It method has no return value.

Exception: The function does not throws any exception.

Program below demonstrates the above mentioned function:



Program 1:




// Java code to demonstrate
// setTime() function of Date class
  
import java.util.Date;
import java.util.Calendar;
public class GfG {
    // main method
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // creating a date object with specified time.
        Date dateOne = new Date();
  
        System.out.println("Date initially: "
                           + dateOne);
  
        // Sets the time
        dateOne.setTime(1000);
  
        // Prints the time
        System.out.println("Date after setting"
                           + " the time: "
                           + dateOne);
    }
}
Output:
Date initially: Wed Jan 02 09:34:03 UTC 2019
Date after setting the time: Thu Jan 01 00:00:01 UTC 1970

Program 2:




// Java code to demonstrate
// setTime() function of Date class
  
import java.util.Date;
import java.util.Calendar;
public class GfG {
    // main method
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // creating a Calendar object
        Calendar c1 = Calendar.getInstance();
  
        // set Month
        // MONTH starts with 0 i.e. ( 0 - Jan)
        c1.set(Calendar.MONTH, 11);
  
        // set Date
        c1.set(Calendar.DATE, 05);
  
        // set Year
        c1.set(Calendar.YEAR, 1996);
  
        // creating a date object with specified time.
        Date dateOne = c1.getTime();
  
        System.out.println("Date initially: "
                           + dateOne);
  
        // Sets the time
        dateOne.setTime(1000999);
  
        // Prints the time
        System.out.println("Date after setting"
                           + " the time: "
                           + dateOne);
    }
}
Output:
Date initially: Thu Dec 05 09:32:53 UTC 1996
Date after setting the time: Thu Jan 01 00:16:40 UTC 1970

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