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Candy Bortniker
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What date method would I use to set the current date in a textfield?
 
Joel McNary
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I'm uncertain what you mean...I can infer many questions from your question.
To get the current date, just do new java.util.Date(). (or java.util.Calendar.getInstance())
For formatting the date, look at the java.text.SimpleDateFormat class. It probably will do what you need. The methods of interest are format (Date -> String) and parse (String -> Date).
To set the information in the text field, use the setText(String) method.
 
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You can easily use the Date class to get the current date. Then use the Date.toString() method to convert it to a String to add to your TextField object.
 
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I am using:

I get the date with the time but I only want the date, not the time. How do I do that?
 
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Originally posted by Candy Bortniker:
I am using:

I get the date with the time but I only want the date, not the time. How do I do that?

If you are concerned with only displaying the date, use java.text.SimpleDateFormat.

This will format the date
If you don't want your Date object to carry the time at all, you can do this:

but when you display the date you still will have to format it, othersie you will still get the "Wed Apr 16 00:00:00 EDT 2003" (or some such) when you call .toString() on the Date.
 
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