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  1. #1
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    Feb 2005
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    comparing dates

    hey i want to know how to compare dates that a user has typed in, a user types the date in the text fields provided and I want to be able to compare them. I dont want any output from the method, which i have currently i want it to just compare dates like "compareTo" does for String. Thanks.

  2. #2
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    Oct 2004
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    prepare to undergo ****.

    i learned javascript before java, and still tear my hair out over the mostly Deprecated Date class:
    http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/...util/Date.html

    you have to use the more urbane Calendar object:
    http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/.../Calendar.html

    methods you'll probably need:
    set(int year, int month, int date)
    /*you do know how to convert String to primitive int, right?*/

    get(Calendar.SATURDAY);//or whatever day/month in all caps

    getTimeInMillis();

    you make 2 instances of the Calendar object, set their fields with the set() method, then convert them to longs, subtract, then convert the long back to a calendar object, with all the fancy division implied.

    of course, i could be completely off base, and you probably could just do it with the wonderful Date object and compile it with a deprecated sdk, or there could be a method i missed, or you could probably google one up, but there ya go.

    oh, also check out http://www.experts-exchange.com/Prog..._20870994.html

  3. #3
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    then why dont you just convert the date to a string then use the comparTo() method?
    A kram a day keeps the doctor......guessing

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