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Time-Date Conversion??

thejaswini ramesh
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Joined: Oct 19, 2005
Posts: 74
Hi everyone,
My requirement is to accept user input(say from a textfield) which contains the time offset(with respect to GMT) and add/subtract it to the local date to generate a new date.The question is:

1.If am using a textfield to accept the input,then i can get the data with getText() mthd in JTextField.But the arg for the add() mthd in calender takes integer values to be added. How to bring about the conversion from String<->int?

2.How do I accept user input if i dont use a textfield?

can anyone please suggest how to go about this?
Michael Dunn
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Joined: Jun 09, 2003
Posts: 4632
here's a general routine, but note the format is yyyy/MM/dd and a date
like 05/1/1 will pass, even though the format might not be acceptable
elsewhere in your program - if so, you may have to include a length() test.

it is always easier to use a DatePicker - search this site, google etc
thejaswini ramesh
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Joined: Oct 19, 2005
Posts: 74
Thanks for all the help Michael.

I agree. Here's the link:
subject: Time-Date Conversion??