Locale.Builder setRegion() method in Java with Examples

The setRegion(String) method of java.util.Locale.Builder class in Java is used to set this Locale.Builder to the specified region. It means that this method will set the current region of Locale.Builder instance to match the provided region and return it. If the specified region is null or empty, then the region of this LocaleBuilder is removed. A well-formed region value comprises of a 2-letter region code as defined by the ISO 3166 standard or a 3-digit UN M.49 area code.

Syntax:

public Locale.Builder setRegion(String region)

Parameter: This method accepts the region as a parameter which is the String that is to be set to this Locale.Builder instance.



Return Value: This method returns an Locale.Builder instance with the region set of this Locale.Builder to the specified region.

Exception: This method throws following Exceptions:

  • IllformedLocaleException: if the specified region has any ill formed fields

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// Java program to demonstrate
// the above method
  
import java.util.*;
import java.util.Locale.*;
  
public class LocaleBuilderDemo {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // Creating a new Locale.Builder
        Locale.Builder localeBuilder
            = new Builder();
  
        // Displaying Locale.Builder
        System.out.println("LocaleBuilder: "
                           + localeBuilder);
  
        // setting the region of Locale.Builder
        String region = "IN";
        System.out.println("Setting the region: "
                           + region);
  
        localeBuilder
            = localeBuilder.setRegion(region);
  
        // Displaying Locale.Builder
        System.out.println("Updated LocaleBuilder: "
                           + localeBuilder);
    }
}

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Output:

LocaleBuilder: java.util.Locale$Builder@232204a1
Setting the region: IN
Updated LocaleBuilder: java.util.Locale$Builder@232204a1

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// Java program to demonstrate
// the above method
  
import java.util.*;
import java.util.Locale.*;
  
public class LocaleBuilderDemo {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // Creating a new Locale.Builder
        Locale.Builder localeBuilder
            = new Builder();
  
        // Displaying Locale.Builder
        System.out.println("LocaleBuilder: "
                           + localeBuilder);
  
        // setting the region of Locale.Builder
        String region = "asdasf@!vsd#";
        System.out.println("Setting the region: "
                           + region);
  
        try {
            localeBuilder
                = localeBuilder.setRegion(region);
  
            // Displaying Locale.Builder
            System.out.println("Updated LocaleBuilder: "
                               + localeBuilder);
        }
        catch (Exception e) {
            System.out.println(e);
        }
    }
}

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Output:

LocaleBuilder: java.util.Locale$Builder@232204a1
Setting the region: asdasf@!vsd#
java.util.IllformedLocaleException:
 Ill-formed region:
 asdasf@!vsd# [at index 0]

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/9/docs/api/java/util/Locale.Builder.html#setRegion-java.lang.String-



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