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Get Time Now

Format is an abstract class that is used for formatting local-sensitive information like date, number and message.

Get Time Now


Format is an abstract class that is used for formatting local-sensitive information like  date, number and message. The Format class derived from the package  java.text.format. The Date class is used to a specific instant time in millisecond time.

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In this Tutorial we want to describe you a code that helps you to describe Get Time Now. For this we have a class name Get Time Now. Inside the main method we declare a  String variable s,Format formatter and  instantiate date class. The Simple Date Format display the time in a specific format as passed in argument  of variable formatter. The variable formatter call a format method ( ) and pass the date object as argument ,that returns you the current Time in a specified format and store in a string variable, The System.out.println prints the current time from string variable 's'.

Date date = new Date( )   -   This is used to instantiate the date class and allocate the memory to a date object, such that it represent the time allocated to it in the nearest millisecond.

import java.util.*;
import java.text.*;

public class GetTimeNow {

  public static void main(String args[]) {

  String s;
  Format formatter;
  Date date = new Date();

  formatter = new SimpleDateFormat("hh:mm:ss");
  s = formatter.format(date);
  System.out.println("Time : "+s);

Time : 03:34:34
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