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Read the Date Format String specified in control panel

Prashant Gupta
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Joined: Sep 16, 2005
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I want to read the date format string (i.e. yyyy.MM.dd) specified via Windows ( Control Panel->Regional options)from the java code.

Can someone tell me how to read that.?
Paul Sturrock
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Look at the java.util.Locale class and how you can use it with java.text.DateFormat.


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Prashant Gupta
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Joined: Sep 16, 2005
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Tried that..but Locale class does not expose any method to get the Date Format String..it has getCountry(),getDisplayCountry(),getDisplayVariant()..but nothing specific or close to System level date settings.
Santosh Maskar
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Joined: Jul 02, 2003
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Try this one

public String calToStr(Calendar cal) throws Exception
{
SimpleDateFormat formatter = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss.SSS");
//You can use Date format as per your requrirment : yyyy-MM-dd

String dateString = formatter.format(cal.getTime());
return dateString;
}

Thanks,
Santosh

[ September 16, 2005: Message edited by: Santosh Maskar ]
[ September 16, 2005: Message edited by: Santosh Maskar ]
Prashant Gupta
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Joined: Sep 16, 2005
Posts: 4
yea...but as per my requirements I need to get the format String from the System.I don't want to specify any format String in the code or in property file.

I want to read the the Dtae Format String from the Control settings ->reginol settings.
Ulf Dittmer
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In that case, use the DateFormat.getDateInstance(int) method. Using different parameters, you can get the date as defined on your system in short, medium or long format.


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Prashant Gupta
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Joined: Sep 16, 2005
Posts: 4
Thanks guys...but I think there is a bug with jdk1.4 that is why I am not getting expected output..

chcek out this link:
http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=4514389
 
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