DateFormat getDateInstance() Method in Java with Examples

The getDateInstance() Method of DateFormat class in Java is used to get the date formatter. This date formatter comes with default formatting style for a default locale.

Syntax:

public static final DateFormat getDateInstance()

Parameter: The method does not take any parameters.



Return Value: The method returns a date formatter in a particular format.

Below programs illustrate the use of getDateInstance() method in Java:
Example 1:

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// Java code to illustrate
// getDateInstance() method
  
import java.text.*;
import java.util.*;
  
public class DateFormat_Demo {
    public static void main(String[] argv)
    {
        // Initializing the first formatter
        DateFormat DFormat
            = DateFormat.getDateInstance();
        System.out.println("Object: " + DFormat);
  
        // String formatting
        String str = DFormat.format(new Date());
  
        // Displaying the string date
        System.out.println(str);
    }
}

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Output:

Object: java.text.SimpleDateFormat@ce9bf0a5
Mar 27, 2019

Example 2:

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// Java code to illustrate
// getDateInstance() method
  
import java.text.*;
import java.util.*;
  
public class DateFormat_Demo {
    public static void main(String[] args)
        throws InterruptedException
    {
        // Initializing SimpleDateFormat
        SimpleDateFormat SDFormat
            = new SimpleDateFormat(
                "MM/dd/yyyy");
  
        // Displaying the formats
        Date date = new Date();
        String str_Date1
            = SDFormat.format(date);
        System.out.println("The Original: "
                           + (str_Date1));
  
        // Initializing the Date formatter
        DateFormat DFormat
            = DateFormat.getDateInstance();
        System.out.println("Object: " + DFormat);
  
        // String formatting
        String str = DFormat.format(new Date());
  
        // Displaying the string date
        System.out.println(str);
    }
}

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Output:

The Original: 03/27/2019
Object: java.text.SimpleDateFormat@ce9bf0a5
Mar 27, 2019

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/text/DateFormat.html#getDateInstance()



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