DateFormatSymbols getShortWeekdays() Method in Java with Examples

The getShortWeekdays() Method of DateFormatSymbols class in Java is used to get the short names of the weekdays of the calendar in a string format. For eg., “Sun” for Sunday, “Mon” for Monday etc.

Syntax:

public String[] getShortWeekdays()

Parameters: The method does not take any parameters.



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

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

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// Java code to demonstrate getShortWeekdays()
  
import java.text.DateFormatSymbols;
  
public class DateFormat_Main {
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
        int i;
  
        // Initializing DateFormatSymbols
        String shwkdays[]
            = new DateFormatSymbols().getShortWeekdays();
  
        for (i = 1; i < shwkdays.length; i++) {
  
            // Displaying the short names of weekdays
            System.out.println("Day " + i
                               + " = " + shwkdays[i]);
        }
    }
}

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Output:

Day 1 = Sun
Day 2 = Mon
Day 3 = Tue
Day 4 = Wed
Day 5 = Thu
Day 6 = Fri
Day 7 = Sat

Example 2:

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// Java code to demonstrate getShortWeekdays()
import java.text.DateFormatSymbols;
  
public class DateFormat_Main {
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
        int i;
  
        // Initializing DateFormatSymbols
        String shwkdays[]
            = new DateFormatSymbols().getShortWeekdays();
  
        for (i = 1; i < shwkdays.length / 2; i++) {
  
            // Displaying the short names of weekdays
            System.out.println("Day " + i
                               + " = " + shwkdays[i]);
        }
    }
}

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Output:

Day 1 = Sun
Day 2 = Mon
Day 3 = Tue

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



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