Format current date to show day of the week

I want to show the current date in my application like this: Thu, May 2, 2013

I already have the following code to get the current date

Calendar c = Calendar.getInstance();

Time time = new Time();
time.set(c.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_MONTH), c.get(Calendar.MONTH),

How can I format this Time object to the string I need?


This does what you want

Calendar cal = Calendar.getInstance();
SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("EEE, MMM d, yyyy");
String strDate = sdf.format(cal.getTime());
System.out.println("Current date in String Format: " + strDate);

Where strDate can be displayed in your textView or whatever

Maybe you can use it.

This example displays the names of the weekdays in short form with the help of DateFormatSymbols().getWeekdays() method of DateFormatSymbols class.

import java.text.*;
import java.util.*;
public class Main {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      Date dt = new Date(1000000000000L);

      DateFormat[] dtformat = new DateFormat[6];
      dtformat[0] = DateFormat.getInstance();
      dtformat[1] = DateFormat.getDateInstance();
      dtformat[2] = DateFormat.getDateInstance(DateFormat.MEDIUM);
      dtformat[3] = DateFormat.getDateInstance(DateFormat.FULL);
      dtformat[4] = DateFormat.getDateInstance(DateFormat.LONG);
      dtformat[5] = DateFormat.getDateInstance(DateFormat.SHORT);

      for(DateFormat dateform : dtformat)


9/9/01 7:16 AM
Sep 9, 2001
Sep 9, 2001
Sunday, September 9, 2001
September 9, 2001


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