Pablo Pablo - 7 months ago 49
Android Question

How do you format date and time in Android?

How do you format correctly according to the device configuration a date and time when having year, month, day, hour and minute?


Use the standard Java DateFormat class.

For example to display the current date and time do the following:

Date date = new Date(location.getTime());
DateFormat dateFormat = android.text.format.DateFormat.getDateFormat(getApplicationContext());
mTimeText.setText("Time: " + dateFormat.format(date));

You can initialise a Date object with your own values, however you should be aware that the constructors have been deprecated and you should really be using a Java Calendar object.