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Year isBefore() method in Java with Examples

  • Last Updated : 27 Nov, 2018

The isBefore() method of Year class in Java is used to check if this current Year object is before the Year specified as parameter to this method.

Syntax:

public boolean isBefore(Year otherYear)

Parameter: It accepts a single parameter otherYear with which the current Year object is to be compared.

Return Value: It returns a boolean True value if this Year object’s value is before the value of Year object specified as a parameter to the method, otherwise it returns False.

Below programs illustrate the isBefore() method of Year in Java:
Program 1:






// Program to illustrate the isBefore() method
  
import java.util.*;
import java.time.*;
  
public class GfG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Create first Year object
        Year firstYear = Year.of(2018);
  
        // Create second Year object
        Year secondYear = Year.of(1997);
  
        // Check if this year object's value is
        // before the specified Year or not
        System.out.println(firstYear.isBefore(secondYear));
    }
}
Output:
false

Program 2:




// Program to illustrate the isBefore() method
  
import java.util.*;
import java.time.*;
  
public class GfG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Create first Year object
        Year firstYear = Year.of(1997);
  
        // Create second Year object
        Year secondYear = Year.of(2018);
  
        // Check if this year object's value is
        // before the specified Year or not
        System.out.println(firstYear.isBefore(secondYear));
    }
}
Output:
true

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/api/java/time/Year.html#isBefore-java.time.Year-

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