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Java Date equals() Method with Example

Date Class equals() method: Here, we are going to learn about the equals() method of Date Class with its syntax and example.
Submitted by Preeti Jain, on February 09, 2020

Date Class equals() method

  • equals() method is available in java.util package.
  • equals() method is used to check whether this date and the given object (o) are equals or not.
  • equals() method is a non-static method, it is accessible with the class object only and if we try to access the method with the class name then we will get an error.
  • equals() method does not throw an exception at the time checking equality of this date object with the given object (o).

Syntax:

    public boolean equals(Object o);

Parameter(s):

  • Object o – represents the object to be compared with this date.

Return value:

The return type of this method is boolean, it returns true when two date objects are equals otherwise it returns false.

Example:

// Java program to demonstrate the example 
// of boolean equals(Object o) method of Date

import java.util.*;

public class EqualsOfDate {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        // create two Date object with two dates
        Date this_date = new Date(2016, 8, 20);
        Date given_date = new Date(2010, 11, 30);

        // By using equals() method is to check 
        // equality of this_date and the given_date
        boolean status = this_date.equals(given_date);

        // Display status
        System.out.println("this_date.equals(given_date): " + status);
    }
}

Output

this_date.equals(given_date): false






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