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Hello,

Is there a way I can get the current clock time including milliseconds in java???
the java.util.Date class inly gives you seconds.

Thank you for any help..

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Not an advanced question. Moved to the intermediate forum.
 
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Yes, you can use the Calendar class. There is a method called get which you can send the int Calendar.MILLISECONDS to to get the millisecond that the object was created.
 
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Originally posted by aymane chetibi:

the java.util.Date class inly gives you seconds.



The very first sentence of the javadoc for java.util.Date says:

The class Date represents a specific instant in time, with millisecond precision.



Do you question it?
 
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Originally posted by Keith Lynn:
Yes, you can use the Calendar class.



Calendar is a wrapper around java.util.Date.
 
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Hint: Look in System.
 
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thanks dude, I forgot about this class.

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yea System returns the time in millisecond then you have to extract hours, min, ... .
What I want is a time like HH:MM:SS:mmm

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Bear,

I agree that Date class specifies the time to the closest millisecond but I don't see any method that enables you to get the millisecond part of a time.

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You can define a custom pattern in SimpleDateFormat. It inherits a method String format(Date date)
 
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