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Calendar fields

Paid O'Cuana
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Joined: Mar 05, 2003
Posts: 24
I'm having trouble with the Calendar class.
I create my Calendar like so:
Calendar rightNow = new GregorianCalendar();
When I check what year it is
System.out.println("The year is "+rightNow.YEAR);
it prints out '1' for some reason
I even tried
rightNow.set(rightNow.YEAR,2003);
and the did the System.out and it still said 1.
If I print out the string version of the Calendar instance
System.out.println(rightNow.toString());
it shows the YEAR field as 2003, but any operation I use YEAR in has YEAR set to 1.
Any idea what stupid mistake I'm making?
Paul Stevens
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Joined: May 17, 2001
Posts: 2823
Try
rightNow.get(Calendar.YEAR)
You are printing the value of the YEAR constant not getting the year from the Calendar.
 
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