SimpleDateFormat getDateFormatSymbols() Method in Java with Examples

The getDateFormatSymbols() Method of SimpleDateFormat class is used to return the copy of the date and time format symbols.

Syntax:

public DateFormatSymbols getDateFormatSymbols()

Parameters: The method does not take any parameters.

Return Value: The method returns a copy of the format symbols.

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

Example 1:

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// Java code to illustrate
// getDateFormatSymbols() method
  
import java.text.*;
import java.util.*;
  
public class SimpleDateFormat_Demo {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // Initializing the SDF
        SimpleDateFormat SDFormat
            = new SimpleDateFormat();
  
        // Getting al DateFormatSymbols
        DateFormatSymbols DFSymbol
            = SDFormat.getDateFormatSymbols();
  
        // Getting the months
        String[] month = DFSymbol.getShortMonths();
        System.out.println("The Months are: ");
        for (int i = 0; i < month.length; i++) {
            System.out.println(month[i] + " ");
        }
    }
}

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Output:

The Months are: 
Jan 
Feb 
Mar 
Apr 
May 
Jun 
Jul 
Aug 
Sep 
Oct 
Nov 
Dec  

Example 2:

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// Java code to illustrate
// getDateFormatSymbols() method
  
import java.text.*;
import java.util.*;
  
public class SimpleDateFormat_Demo {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // Initializing the SDF
        SimpleDateFormat SDFormat
            = new SimpleDateFormat();
  
        // Getting al DateFormatSymbols
        DateFormatSymbols DFSymbol
            = SDFormat.getDateFormatSymbols();
  
        // Getting the weekdays
        String[] days = DFSymbol.getWeekdays();
        System.out.println("The days of the week are: ");
        for (int i = 0; i < days.length; i++) {
            System.out.println(days[i] + " ");
        }
    }
}

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Output:

The days of the week are: 
 
Sunday 
Monday 
Tuesday 
Wednesday 
Thursday 
Friday 
Saturday 


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