DateFormat getDateTimeInstance() Method in Java with Examples

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

Syntax:

public static final DateFormat getDateTimeInstance()

Parameter: The method does not take any parameters.



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

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

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

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Output:

Object: java.text.SimpleDateFormat@7945516e
Mar 28, 2019 4:03:11 AM

Example 2:

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// Java code to illustrate
// getDateTimeInstance() 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 Time formatter
        DateFormat DFormat
            = DateFormat.getDateTimeInstance();
        System.out.println("Object: " + DFormat);
  
        // String formatting
        String str = DFormat.format(new Date());
  
        // Displaying the string time
        System.out.println(str);
    }
}

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Output:

The Original: 03/28/2019
Object: java.text.SimpleDateFormat@7945516e
Mar 28, 2019 4:03:13 AM

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



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