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Java TimeZone getDSTSavings() Method with Example

TimeZone Class getDSTSavings() method: Here, we are going to learn about the getDSTSavings() method of TimeZone Class with its syntax and example.
Submitted by Preeti Jain, on March 13, 2020

TimeZone Class getDSTSavings() method

  • getDSTSavings() method is available in java.util package.
  • getDSTSavings() method is used to get the number of time differences in standard time.
  • getDSTSavings() 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.
  • getDSTSavings() method does not throw an exception at the time of returning differences in standard time.


    public int getDSTSavings();


  • It does not accept any parameter.

Return value:

The return type of the method is int, it gets difference in standard savings time (DST).


// Java program to demonstrate the example 
// of int getDSTSavings() method of TimeZone 

import java.util.*;

public class GetDSTSavingsOfTimeZone {
    public static void main(String args[]) {
        // By using getTimeZone() method is
        // to get the time zone

        TimeZone tz = TimeZone.getTimeZone("Africa/Asmera");

        // By using getDSTSavings() method is to
        // check the dst savings of the time zone
        // Africa/Asmera
        System.out.print("tz.getDSTSavings(): ");


tz.getDSTSavings(): 0


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