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Month of() method in Java

  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 22 Mar, 2019

The of() method is a built-in method of the Month ENUM which is used to generate a Month instance from an integer value. The integer value should be in the range 1-12 representing any of the 12 months and the method generates a Month instance from it representing a month-of-year.

Syntax:

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public static Month of(int month)

Parameters: This method accepts a single parameter month, which is of integer type.

Return Value: This method returns the corresponding Month instance generated using the parameter passed.



Exception: This method throws a DateTimeException if the month of year passed to the parameter is not valid.

Below programs illustrate the above method:

Program 1:




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.of(2);
  
        // Print the month Instance
        System.out.println(month);
    }
}
Output:
FEBRUARY

Program 2:




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.of(12);
  
        // Print the month Instance
        System.out.println(month);
    }
}
Output:
DECEMBER

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/api/java/time/Month.html#of-int-




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