Lalchand Lalchand - 1 month ago 8
Java Question

Start and end date of a current month

I need the start date and the end date of the current month in Java. When the JSP page is loaded with the current month it should automatically calculate the start and end date of that month. It should be irrespective of the year and month. That is some month has 31 days or 30 days or 28 days. This should satisfy for a leap year too. Can you help me out with that?

For example if I select month May in a list box I need starting date that is 1 and end date that is 31.

Answer

There you go:

public Pair<Date, Date> getDateRange() {
    Date begining, end;

    {
        Calendar calendar = getCalendarForNow();
        calendar.set(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH,
                calendar.getActualMinimum(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH));
        setTimeToBeginningOfDay(calendar);
        begining = calendar.getTime();
    }

    {
        Calendar calendar = getCalendarForNow();
        calendar.set(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH,
                calendar.getActualMaximum(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH));
        setTimeToEndofDay(calendar);
        end = calendar.getTime();
    }

    return Pair.of(begining, end);
}

private static Calendar getCalendarForNow() {
    Calendar calendar = GregorianCalendar.getInstance();
    calendar.setTime(new Date());
    return calendar;
}

private static void setTimeToBeginningOfDay(Calendar calendar) {
    calendar.set(Calendar.HOUR_OF_DAY, 0);
    calendar.set(Calendar.MINUTE, 0);
    calendar.set(Calendar.SECOND, 0);
    calendar.set(Calendar.MILLISECOND, 0);
}

private static void setTimeToEndofDay(Calendar calendar) {
    calendar.set(Calendar.HOUR_OF_DAY, 23);
    calendar.set(Calendar.MINUTE, 59);
    calendar.set(Calendar.SECOND, 59);
    calendar.set(Calendar.MILLISECOND, 999);
}

PS: Pair class is simply a pair of two values.