SimpleDateFormat applyLocalizedPattern() Method in Java with Examples

The applyLocalizedPattern() Method of SimpleDateFormat class is used to apply a localized string pattern to this date format. This pattern can be set by the user.

Syntax:

public void applyLocalizedPattern(String pattern)

Parameters: The method takes one parameter pattern of String type and refers to the new date and time that is to be applied.

Return Value: The method returns void type.

Below programs illustrate the working of applyLocalizedPattern() Method of SimpleDateFormat:

Example 1:

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// Java code to illustrate
// applyLocalizedPattern() method
  
import java.text.*;
import java.util.Calendar;
  
public class SimpleDateFormat_Demo {
    public static void main(String[] args)
        throws InterruptedException
    {
        SimpleDateFormat SDFormat
            = new SimpleDateFormat();
  
        // Initializing calender Object
        Calendar cal = Calendar.getInstance();
  
        // Using the following pattern
        String new_pat = "MM / dd / yy HH:mm Z";
  
        // Use of applyLocalizedPattern()
        SDFormat.applyLocalizedPattern(new_pat);
  
        System.out.println("Applying the format: "
                           + SDFormat
                                 .toLocalizedPattern());
    }
}

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Output:

Applying the format: MM / dd / yy HH:mm Z

Example 2:

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// Java code to illustrate
// applyLocalizedPattern() method
  
import java.text.*;
import java.util.*;
  
public class SimpleDateFormat_Demo {
    public static void main(String args[])
        throws Exception
    {
  
        // Initializing SDF
        SimpleDateFormat SDFormat
            = new SimpleDateFormat();
  
        // Applying LocalizedPattern
        SDFormat.applyLocalizedPattern("dd");
        String str = SDFormat.format(new Date());
  
        // Printing todays date
        System.out.println("Today is: " + str);
  
        // Applying LocalizedPattern
        SDFormat.applyLocalizedPattern("MMM");
        String str1 = SDFormat.format(new Date());
  
        // Printing the month
        System.out.println("Month is: " + str1);
    }
}

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Output:

Today is: 30
Month is: Jan


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