Skip to content
Related Articles

Related Articles

Improve Article

DateFormat getDateInstance() Method in Java with Examples

  • Last Updated : 28 Mar, 2019

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:

Attention reader! Don’t stop learning now. Get hold of all the important Java Foundation and Collections concepts with the Fundamentals of Java and Java Collections Course at a student-friendly price and become industry ready. To complete your preparation from learning a language to DS Algo and many more,  please refer Complete Interview Preparation Course.

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:




// 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);
    }
}
Output:
Object: java.text.SimpleDateFormat@ce9bf0a5
Mar 27, 2019

Example 2:




// 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);
    }
}
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()




My Personal Notes arrow_drop_up
Recommended Articles
Page :