mrblah mrblah - 2 months ago 16
Java Question

Equivalent of C#'s DateTime.Now in Java?

How do I get the current date in Java?

In C# it is

DateTime.Now
.

Answer

Just construct a new Date object without any arguments; this will assign the current date and time to the new object.

import java.util.Date;

Date d = new Date();

In the words of the Javadocs for the zero-argument constructor:

Allocates a Date object and initializes it so that it represents the time at which it was allocated, measured to the nearest millisecond.

Make sure you're using java.util.Date and not java.sql.Date -- the latter doesn't have a zero-arg constructor, and has somewhat different semantics that are the topic of an entirely different conversation. :)

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