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Pan Niko
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I need to check a String if has the correct date format (DD/MM/YYYY).

I have created

but now i dont know how to compare my String with dateFormat to find if is valid. Also i have to check if DD is from 01-31 MM is from 01-12
Paul Clapham

Joined: Oct 14, 2005
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Is your requirement to check that the string represents an actual date? Or will you accept "31/02/2011" as valid?
Pan Niko
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Not the current date, just a date in that format
Rob Spoor

Joined: Oct 27, 2005
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Checking if a String represents a valid usually means parsing that String into a Date. There are several threads about that; I've posted in quite a few of these already.
And what Paul meant is disallowing invalid dates like February 31st. You can make the date format non-lenient to disallow this.

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