DateFormatSymbols setMonths() Method in Java with Examples

The setMonths(String[] newMonth) Method of DateFormatSymbols class in Java is used to set the names of the months of the calendar in string format into some different strings. For eg., “January” can be changed to “FEBRUARY”, “JUNE” can be changed to “GEEK” etc.

Syntax:

public void setMonths(String[] newMonth)

Parameters: The method takes one parameter newMonth which is an array of String type and refers to the new strings that are to be replaced in the existing Months.



Return Values: The method returns the modified names of the months in a string format.

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

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// Java code to demonstrate setMonths()
  
import java.text.DateFormatSymbols;
import java.util.Locale;
  
public class DateFormat_Main {
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
  
        // Initialising DateFormatSymbols object
        DateFormatSymbols format
            = new DateFormatSymbols(
                new Locale("en", "US"));
  
        // Taking the default short weekdays
        String[] Days = format.getMonths();
  
        // Displaying the original
        System.out.println("Original: ");
        for (int i = 0; i < Days.length; i++) {
            System.out.println(Days[i] + "  ");
        }
  
        // Taking an alternative names with
        // additional random strings
        String[] modDays = { "GEEK", "FOR",
                             "GEEK", "DECEMBER",
                             "NOVEMBER", "JAN",
                             "FEB" };
  
        // Setting the default into modified
        format.setMonths(modDays);
  
        // Displaying the modified string
        String[] modifiedDays
            = format.getMonths();
  
        System.out.println("Modified: ");
        for (int i = 0; i < modifiedDays.length; i++) {
            System.out.println(modifiedDays[i] + "  ");
        }
    }
}

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Output:

Original: 
January  
February  
March  
April  
May  
June  
July  
August  
September  
October  
November  
December  
  
Modified: 
GEEK  
FOR  
GEEK  
DECEMBER  
NOVEMBER  
JAN  
FEB

Example 2:

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// Java code to demonstrate setMonths()
  
import java.text.DateFormatSymbols;
import java.util.Locale;
  
public class DateFormat_Main {
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
  
        // Initialising DateFormatSymbols object
        DateFormatSymbols format
            = new DateFormatSymbols(
                new Locale("en", "US"));
  
        // Taking the default short weekdays
        String[] Days = format.getMonths();
  
        // Displaying the original
        System.out.println("Original: ");
  
        for (int i = 0; i < Days.length; i++) {
            System.out.println(Days[i] + "  ");
        }
  
        // Taking an alternative names with
        // additional random strings
        String[] modDays = { "123", "456",
                             "JAN", "FEB",
                             "NOV", "Dec",
                             "May" };
  
        // Setting the default into modified
        format.setMonths(modDays);
  
        // Displaying the modified string
        String[] modifiedDays
            = format.getMonths();
  
        System.out.println("Modified: ");
        for (int i = 0; i < modifiedDays.length; i++) {
            System.out.println(modifiedDays[i] + "  ");
        }
    }
}

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Output:

Original: 
January  
February  
March  
April  
May  
June  
July  
August  
September  
October  
November  
December  
  
Modified: 
123  
456  
JAN  
FEB  
NOV  
Dec  
May

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/api/java/text/DateFormatSymbols.html#setMonths-java.lang.String:A-



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