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Thread: What's wrong with my date getter?

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    Question What's wrong with my date getter?

    I don't have the code with me right now, but I had it try to change the date into DayOfWeek Month DayOfMonth, Year

    and put that on a JMenuBar as the text for a JMenu, but it's saying

    Saturday March (I can't recall), 1

    This was in that file that was giving me trouble. But I'm redoing it now in steps.

    It always being Saturday mgiht be that I did make it on a Saturday and maybe it's never updated since that day. However, that was in November, not March. And why is it getting the year wrong?

    Is it because I put it in a JMenu?


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    Default Re: What's wrong with my date getter?

    Quote Originally Posted by javapenguin View Post
    I don't have the code with me right now, but I had it try to change the date into DayOfWeek Month DayOfMonth, Year

    and put that on a JMenuBar as the text for a JMenu, but it's saying

    Saturday March (I can't recall), 1

    This was in that file that was giving me trouble. But I'm redoing it now in steps.

    It always being Saturday mgiht be that I did make it on a Saturday and maybe it's never updated since that day. However, that was in November, not March. And why is it getting the year wrong?

    Is it because I put it in a JMenu?
    I'm guessing here, but I remember vaguely some weird date old computers used as a reference date for all dates. If you didn't intialize the date properly, you would get a very old date. That wasn't in Java though, and probably in an older version of Windows (or even DOS).

    Have you tried outputting the date to the console or to a file before transformation?


    Edit: Oops, I found what this old date thing was. It's on Apple computers. Apparently they have some numeric variable that holds the seconds since the first of January 1970.
    Last edited by Alice; December 8th, 2010 at 07:43 PM.

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    Post Re: What's wrong with my date getter?

    I did print it out. However, I only printed out the text I set it to.

    Never tried to see if putting it in the JMenu was corrupting it.

    However, what could be the problem?


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    Default Re: What's wrong with my date getter?

    Quote Originally Posted by javapenguin View Post
    I did print it out. However, I only printed out the text I set it to.

    Never tried to see if putting it in the JMenu was corrupting it.
    Well, first thing is to find out where the problem occurs. Try to add a simple System.out.println(...) statement at different spots to do basic debugging.

    However, what could be the problem?
    You have to know that I am not very good at Java. I'm making some suggestions but at some point I won't be able to help any further.

    I doubt it has anything to do with the JMenuBar. That should take standard text.

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