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Locale getDefault() method in Java

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  • Last Updated : 07 Sep, 2018

getDefault()

This method returns default Locale set by the Java Virtual Machine. This is static method so it can be called without creating object of the class Locale.

Syntax:

public static Locale getDefault()

Return Value: The method returns default Locale set by the Java Virtual Machine.

Below is the code to illustrate getDefault() method:

Program 1:




// Java code to demonstrate
// getLocale() method in Locale
  
import java.util.Locale;
public class GfG {
  
    // main method
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // declaring object of Locale
        Locale locale;
  
        // calling the getDefault method
        locale = Locale.getDefault();
  
        // printing the locale
        System.out.println(locale);
    }
}
Output:
en_US

getDefault(Locale.Category category)

This method returns default Locale set by the Java Virtual Machine for the specified category. This is static method so it can be called without creating object of the class Locale.

Syntax:

Locale.getDefault(Locale.Category category)

Parameters: It takes a mandatory parameter category of type Locale.Category.

Return Value: The method returns default Locale set of type Locale, for the specified category.

Exceptions: If the category passed in the parameter is null, the getDefault() method will throw NullPointerException.

Below is the code to illustrate getDefault(Locale.Category category):

Program 1:




// Java code to demonstrate
// getLocale() method in Locale
  
import java.util.Locale;
  
public class GfG {
  
    // main method
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // declaring object of Locale
        Locale locale;
  
        // Specified category.
        Locale.Category category = Locale.Category.DISPLAY;
  
        // calling the getDefault method
        locale = Locale.getDefault(category);
  
        // printing the locale
        System.out.println(locale);
    }
}
Output:
en_US

Program 2: To demonstrate NullPointerException




// Java code to demonstrate
// getLocale() method in Locale
  
import java.util.*;
  
public class GfG {
  
    // main method
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // declaring object of Locale
        Locale locale;
  
        try {
            // Specified category = null
            Locale.Category category = null;
  
            // calling the getDefault method
            // This will throw exception
            // as the category passed is null
            locale = Locale.getDefault(category);
  
            // printing the locale
            System.out.println(locale);
        }
        catch (Exception e) {
            System.out.println("Exception: " + e);
        }
    }
}
Output:
Exception: java.lang.NullPointerException

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