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DateFormatSymbols getWeekdays() Method in Java with Examples

  • Last Updated : 30 May, 2019
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The getWeekdays() Method of DateFormatSymbols class in Java is used to get the name of the weekdays of the calendar in a string format.

Syntax:

public String[] getWeekdays()

Parameters: The method does not take any parameters.

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

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






// Java code to demonstrate getWeekdays()
  
import java.text.DateFormatSymbols;
  
public class DateFormat_Main {
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
        int i;
  
        // Initializing DateFormatSymbols
        String wkdays[]
            = new DateFormatSymbols().getWeekdays();
  
        for (i = 1; i < wkdays.length; i++) {
  
            // Displaying the weekdays
            System.out.println("Day " + i
                               + " = " + wkdays[i]);
        }
    }
}
Output:
Day 1 = Sunday
Day 2 = Monday
Day 3 = Tuesday
Day 4 = Wednesday
Day 5 = Thursday
Day 6 = Friday
Day 7 = Saturday

Example 2:




// Java code to demonstrate getWeekdays()
  
import java.text.DateFormatSymbols;
  
public class DateFormat_Main {
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
        int i;
  
        // Initializing DateFormatSymbols
        String wkdays[]
            = new DateFormatSymbols().getWeekdays();
  
        for (i = 1; i < wkdays.length / 2; i++) {
  
            // Displaying the weekdays
            System.out.println("Day " + i
                               + " = " + wkdays[i]);
        }
    }
}
Output:
Day 1 = Sunday
Day 2 = Monday
Day 3 = Tuesday

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

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