Display the current time and date in an Android application


Question

How do I display the current date and time in an Android application?

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192
7/3/2012 5:26:37 PM

Accepted Answer

Okay, not that hard as there are several methods to do this. I assume you want to put the current date & time into a TextView.

String currentDateTimeString = DateFormat.getDateTimeInstance().format(new Date());

// textView is the TextView view that should display it
textView.setText(currentDateTimeString);

There is more to read in the documentation that can easily be found here . There you'll find more information on how to change the format used for conversion.

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10/18/2012 9:20:52 AM

public class XYZ extends Activity {

    /** Called when the activity is first created. */
    @Override
    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        //setContentView(R.layout.main);

        Calendar c = Calendar.getInstance();
        System.out.println("Current time => "+c.getTime());

        SimpleDateFormat df = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss");
        String formattedDate = df.format(c.getTime());
        // formattedDate have current date/time
        Toast.makeText(this, formattedDate, Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();


      // Now we display formattedDate value in TextView
        TextView txtView = new TextView(this);
        txtView.setText("Current Date and Time : "+formattedDate);
        txtView.setGravity(Gravity.CENTER);
        txtView.setTextSize(20);
        setContentView(txtView);
    }

}

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