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Calendar shows incorrect date

nandish chitalia

Joined: Apr 11, 2006
Posts: 7
I have a simple code here

Calendar currentDate = Calendar.getInstance();

System.out.println("currentDate : " + currentDate.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH) + "/" + currentDate.get(Calendar.MONTH) + "/" + currentDate.get(Calendar.YEAR));

I executed this on the 7th of September 2007...i.e. 07/09/2007.
The output is

currentDate : 7/8/2007

Am I missing something fundamental here? Please help and thanks in advance.
bart zagers
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Joined: Feb 05, 2003
Posts: 234
This is one of the nice things about Calendar.
As documented in the api javadoc, months start at zero
Jesper de Jong
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Joined: Aug 16, 2005
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Use a formatter such as SimpleDateFormat to format dates:

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