getting current hour, minutes and seconds in iPhone
How can I get the current hour, minutes, and seconds from this?
NSDate *now = [NSDate date];
Thanks! I want to have 3 int variables with the values stored in them, not a string which displays the values.
You need to use NSDateComponents, which is a bit tricky (not to mention verbose!) since you need to understand a bit about the way Cocoa handles calendars. There's a great intro in the docs; here's a modified excerpt:
NSDate *today = [NSDate date]; NSCalendar *gregorian = [[[NSCalendar alloc] initWithCalendarIdentifier:NSGregorianCalendar] autorelease]; NSDateComponents *components = [gregorian components:(NSHourCalendarUnit | NSMinuteCalendarUnit | NSSecondCalendarUnit) fromDate:today]; NSInteger hour = [components hour]; NSInteger minute = [components minute]; NSInteger second = [components second];
NSDateFormatter * formatter; self.formatter = [[NSDateFormatter alloc] init]; [_formatter setDateFormat:@"HH:mm:ss"]; NSDate *today = [NSDate date]; NSString *p_time = [_formatter stringFromDate:today];