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A Date object has no notion of formatting. Sure you can print it, but that is only informational. All a Date object is is a representation of a moment in time. You should always use DateFormat and its subclasses to both parse and format Date objects.
Thanks for the reply, apologize for the confusion, let me refine the question. I want to know if its possible to display the date object in the same way as the String which contains the date, say for ex: Consider the string 26/08/1994 is it possible to display a date object in this fashion? A sample code will be very helpful, thanks.