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MessageFormat getFormatsByArgumentIndex() method in Java with Example

  • Last Updated : 21 Jun, 2021

The getFormats() method of java.text.MessageFormat class is used to get the format for every argument index chronologically which is present in the pattern of message format object . if there is no format present for that particular argument index it will just return null.
Syntax: 
 

public Format[] getFormatsByArgumentIndex()

Parameter: This method does not take any argument as a parameter.
Return Value: This method returns format for every argument index which is present in the pattern of message format object chronologically.
Below are the examples to illustrate the getFormatsByArgumentIndex() method:
Example 1: 
 

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Java




// Java program to demonstrate
// getFormats() method
 
import java.text.*;
import java.util.*;
import java.io.*;
 
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] argv)
    {
        // creating and initializing  MessageFormat
        MessageFormat mf
            = new MessageFormat("{1, number, integer}, {2, number, float}, {5, date}");
 
        // display the result
        System.out.println("pattern : "
                           + mf.toPattern());
 
        // getting all the format
        // used in MessageFormat Object
        // using getFormatsByArgumentIndex() method
        Format[] formats = mf.getFormatsByArgumentIndex();
 
        // display the result
        System.out.println("\nRequired Formats are : ");
        for (int i = 0; i < formats.length; i++)
            System.out.println(formats[i]);
    }
}
Output: 
pattern : {1, number, integer}, {2, number, float#}, {5, date}

Required Formats are : 
null
java.text.DecimalFormat@674dc
java.text.DecimalFormat@5d69738
null
null
java.text.SimpleDateFormat@ce9bf0a5

 

Example 2: 
 

Java




// Java program to demonstrate
// getFormats() method
 
import java.text.*;
import java.util.*;
import java.io.*;
 
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] argv)
    {
        // creating and initializing  MessageFormat
        MessageFormat mf
            = new MessageFormat("{0, number, #}, {2, date, #.#}, {4, time}");
 
        // display the result
        System.out.println("pattern : "
                           + mf.toPattern());
 
        // getting all the format
        // used in MessageFormat Object
        // using getFormatsByArgumentIndex() method
        Format[] formats = mf.getFormatsByArgumentIndex();
 
        // display the result
        System.out.println("\nRequired Formats are : ");
        for (int i = 0; i < formats.length; i++)
            System.out.println(formats[i]);
    }
}
Output: 
pattern : {0, number, #}, {2, date, #.#}, {4, time}

Required Formats are : 
java.text.DecimalFormat@674dc
null
java.text.SimpleDateFormat@8918
null
java.text.SimpleDateFormat@8400729

 

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/9/docs/api/java/text/MessageFormat.html#getFormatsByArgumentIndex–
 




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