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DateFormatSymbols getShortMonths() Method in Java with Examples

  • Last Updated : 03 Jun, 2019

The getShortMonths() Method of DateFormatSymbols class in Java is used to get the short name of the months of the calendar in a string format.

Syntax:

public String[] getMonths()

Parameters: The method does not take any parameters.

Return Values: The method returns the short name of the months in a string format.

Below programs illustrate the use of getShortMonths() method.
Example 1:






// Java code to demonstrate getShortMonths()
  
import java.text.DateFormatSymbols;
  
public class DateFormat_Main {
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
  
        int i;
  
        // Initializing DateFormatSymbols
        String months[]
            = new DateFormatSymbols()
                  .getShortMonths();
  
        for (i = 0; i < months.length - 1; i++) {
  
            // Displaying the short months
            System.out.println(
                "Month = " + months[i]);
        }
    }
}
Output:
Month = Jan
Month = Feb
Month = Mar
Month = Apr
Month = May
Month = Jun
Month = Jul
Month = Aug
Month = Sep
Month = Oct
Month = Nov
Month = Dec

Example 2:




// Java code to demonstrate getShortMonths()
  
import java.text.DateFormatSymbols;
  
public class DateFormat_Main {
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
  
        int i;
  
        // Initializing DateFormatSymbols
        String months[]
            = new DateFormatSymbols()
                  .getShortMonths();
  
        for (i = 0; i < months.length / 2; i++) {
  
            // Displaying the short months
            System.out.println(
                "Month " + i + " = " + months[i]);
        }
    }
}
Output:
Month 0 = Jan
Month 1 = Feb
Month 2 = Mar
Month 3 = Apr
Month 4 = May
Month 5 = Jun

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/api/java/text/DateFormatSymbols.html#getShortMonths–

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