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SimpleDateFormat toLocalizedPattern() Method in Java with Examples

  • Last Updated : 30 Jan, 2019

The toLocalizedPattern() Method of SimpleDateFormat class is used to return a localized pattern formatted string describing this date format. In other words a particular date is converted to a local pattern such as M/d/yy h:mm a.

Syntax:

public String toLocalizedPattern()

Parameters: The method does not take any parameter.

Return Value: The method returns localized pattern String of the Date Formatter.

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

Example 1:




// Java code to illustrate
// toLocalizedPattern() method
  
import java.text.*;
import java.util.Calendar;
  
public class SimpleDateFormat_Demo {
    public static void main(String[] args)
        throws InterruptedException
    {
        // Initializing date Formatter
        SimpleDateFormat SDFormat
            = new SimpleDateFormat();
  
        // Initializing the calender Object
        Calendar cal = Calendar.getInstance();
  
        // Displaying the date
        System.out.println("Date: "
                           + SDFormat.format(
                                 cal.getTime()));
  
        // Use of toLocalizedPattern() method
        System.out.println("In localized pattern: "
                           + SDFormat
                                 .toLocalizedPattern());
    }
}
Output:
Date: 1/29/19 8:02 AM
In localized pattern: M/d/yy h:mm a

Example 2:




// Java code to illustrate
// toLocalizedPattern() method
  
import java.text.*;
import java.util.Calendar;
  
public class SimpleDateFormat_Demo {
    public static void main(String[] args)
        throws InterruptedException
    {
        // Initializing date Formatter
        SimpleDateFormat SDFormat
            = new SimpleDateFormat();
  
        // Initializing the calender Object
        Calendar cal = Calendar.getInstance();
  
        // Displaying the date
        System.out.println("Date: "
                           + SDFormat
                                 .format(
                                     cal.getTime()));
  
        // Use of toLocalizedPattern() method
        System.out.println("In localized pattern: "
                           + SDFormat
                                 .toLocalizedPattern());
    }
}
Output:
Date: 1/29/19 12:46 PM
In localized pattern: M/d/yy h:mm a

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