Month getValue() method in Java

The getValue() method is a built-in method of the Month ENUM which is used to get the value of the month-of-year from this Month instance as an integer.

The value returned by this method is in the range of 1-12, representing months from January to December.

Syntax:

public int getValue()

Parameters: This method does not accepts any parameters.

Return Value: This method returns the value of month-of-year from this Month instance as an integer.



Below programs illustrate the above method:

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import java.time.*;
import java.time.Month;
import java.time.temporal.ChronoField;
  
class monthEnum {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Create a month instance
        Month month = Month.MARCH;
  
        // Get the value of month-of-year as int
        System.out.println(month.getValue());
    }
}

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Output:

3

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import java.time.*;
import java.time.Month;
import java.time.temporal.ChronoField;
  
class monthEnum {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Create a month instance
        Month month = Month.DECEMBER;
  
        // Get the value of month-of-year as int
        System.out.println(month.getValue());
    }
}

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Output:

12

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/api/java/time/Month.html#getValue–

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