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YearMonth isBefore() method in Java with Examples

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  • Last Updated : 30 Nov, 2018

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

Syntax:

public boolean isBefore(Year otherYearMonth)

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

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

Below programs illustrate the YearMonth.isBefore() method 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
        YearMonth yearMonth1
            = YearMonth.of(2018, 3);
  
        // Create second Year object
        YearMonth yearMonth2
            = YearMonth.of(1997, 4);
  
        // Check if this year-month object's value is
        // before the specified Year-month or not
        System.out.println(yearMonth1
                               .isBefore(yearMonth2));
    }
}

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
        YearMonth yearMonth1
            = YearMonth.of(1997, 3);
  
        // Create second Year object
        YearMonth yearMonth2
            = YearMonth.of(2018, 4);
  
        // Check if this year-month object's value is
        // before the specified Year-month or not
        System.out.println(yearMonth1
                               .isBefore(yearMonth2));
    }
}

Output:

true

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


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