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Language: Java
Expertise: Intermediate
Jan 29, 2008

Get the Current Date Using GregorianCalendar

To get the current date, your first instinct is probably to use the java.util.Date class. However, this class has so many deprecated methods that it's probably best to ignore it. A more powerful and flexible alternative is java.util.GregorianCalendar.

Here's a simple example of how to use this class for obtain the current date (year, month, and day):


import java.util.GregorianCalendar;
...
private String month="";
private String day="";
private String year="";
...
GregorianCalendar gregorianCalendar=new GregorianCalendar();            
month=String.valueOf(gregorianCalendar.get(GregorianCalendar.MONTH));            
day=String.valueOf(gregorianCalendar.get(GregorianCalendar.DAY_OF_MONTH));
year=String.valueOf(gregorianCalendar.get(GregorianCalendar.YEAR));
...
Leonard Anghel
 
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