JavaTM 2 Platform
Standard Ed. 5.0

Class DateFormatter

  extended by javax.swing.JFormattedTextField.AbstractFormatter
      extended by javax.swing.text.DefaultFormatter
          extended by javax.swing.text.InternationalFormatter
              extended by javax.swing.text.DateFormatter
All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable, Cloneable

public class DateFormatter
extends InternationalFormatter

DateFormatter is an InternationalFormatter that does its formatting by way of an instance of java.text.DateFormat.

Warning: Serialized objects of this class will not be compatible with future Swing releases. The current serialization support is appropriate for short term storage or RMI between applications running the same version of Swing. As of 1.4, support for long term storage of all JavaBeansTM has been added to the java.beans package. Please see XMLEncoder.

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Constructor Summary
          This is shorthand for new DateFormatter(DateFormat.getDateInstance()).
DateFormatter(DateFormat format)
          Returns a DateFormatter configured with the specified Format instance.
Method Summary
 void setFormat(DateFormat format)
          Sets the format that dictates the legal values that can be edited and displayed.
Methods inherited from class javax.swing.text.InternationalFormatter
clone, getActions, getFields, getFormat, getMaximum, getMinimum, install, setFormat, setMaximum, setMinimum, stringToValue, valueToString
Methods inherited from class javax.swing.text.DefaultFormatter
getAllowsInvalid, getCommitsOnValidEdit, getDocumentFilter, getNavigationFilter, getOverwriteMode, getValueClass, setAllowsInvalid, setCommitsOnValidEdit, setOverwriteMode, setValueClass
Methods inherited from class javax.swing.JFormattedTextField.AbstractFormatter
getFormattedTextField, invalidEdit, setEditValid, uninstall
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Detail


public DateFormatter()
This is shorthand for new DateFormatter(DateFormat.getDateInstance()).


public DateFormatter(DateFormat format)
Returns a DateFormatter configured with the specified Format instance.

format - Format used to dictate legal values
Method Detail


public void setFormat(DateFormat format)
Sets the format that dictates the legal values that can be edited and displayed.

If you have used the nullary constructor the value of this property will be determined for the current locale by way of the Dateformat.getDateInstance() method.

format - DateFormat instance used for converting from/to Strings

JavaTM 2 Platform
Standard Ed. 5.0

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