Date toString() method in Java with Examples

The toString() method of Java Date class converts this date object into a String in form “dow mon dd hh:mm:ss zzz yyy”. This method overrides toString in class object.
Syntax:

public String toString()

Parameters: The function does not accept any parameter.

Return Value: It method returns a string representation of this date.



Exception: The function does not throws any exception.

Program below demonstrates the above mentioned function:

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// Java code to demonstrate
// toString() 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(dateOne.toString());
    }
}

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Output:

Thu Dec 05 08:21:00 UTC 1996
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// Java code to demonstrate
// toString() 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, 15);
  
        // set Year
        c1.set(Calendar.YEAR, 1999);
  
        // creating a date object with specified time.
        Date dateOne = c1.getTime();
  
        System.out.println(dateOne.toString());
    }
}

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Output:

Wed Dec 15 08:21:02 UTC 1999


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