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Java SimpleTimeZone inDaylightTime() Method with Example

SimpleTimeZone Class inDaylightTime() method: Here, we are going to learn about the inDaylightTime() method of SimpleTimeZone Class with its syntax and example.
Submitted by Preeti Jain, on March 12, 2020

SimpleTimeZone Class inDaylightTime() method

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


    public boolean inDaylightTime(Date d);


  • Date d – represents the date.

Return value:

The return type of the method is boolean, it returns true when the given date is in daylight savings time (DST) otherwise it returns false.


// Java program to demonstrate the example 
// of boolean inDaylightTime(Date d) method
// of SimpleTimeZone

import java.util.*;

public class InDaylightTimeOfSimpleTimeZone {
    public static void main(String args[]) {
        // Instantiates SimpleTimeZone object
        SimpleTimeZone s_tz = new SimpleTimeZone(360, "FRANCE");
        Date d = new Date(2008, 05, 30);

        // By using inDaylightTime() method is
        // to check whether this SimpleTimeZone
        // is in daylight time or not
        boolean status = s_tz.inDaylightTime(d);

        // Display status
        System.out.print("s_tz.inDaylightTime(d): ");


s_tz.inDaylightTime(d): false


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