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Java TimeZone useDaylightTime() Method with Example

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

TimeZone Class useDaylightTime() method

  • useDaylightTime() method is available in java.util package.
  • useDaylightTime() method is used to check whether this time zone uses daylight savings time or not.
  • useDaylightTime() 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.
  • useDaylightTime() method does not throw an exception at the time of checking daylight savings.


    public abstract boolean useDaylightTime();


  • It does not accept any parameter.

Return value:

The return type of the method is boolean, it returns true when this time zone uses DST (daylight savings time) otherwise it returns false.


// Java program to demonstrate the example 
// of boolean useDaylightTime() method 
// of TimeZone 

import java.util.*;

public class UseDaylightTimeOfTimeZone {
    public static void main(String args[]) {
        // Instantiates two TimeZone object
        TimeZone tz = TimeZone.getTimeZone("Africa/Asmera");

        // Display tz
        System.out.println("tz: " + tz);

        // By using useDaylightTime() method is to
        // check whether time zone tz use daylight time or
        // not
        boolean status = tz.useDaylightTime();

        System.out.print("tz.useDaylightTime(): ");


tz: sun.util.calendar.ZoneInfo[id="Africa/Asmera",offset=10800000,dstSavings=0,useDaylight=false,transitions=6,lastRule=null]
tz.useDaylightTime(): false

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