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Get date and time using TimeZone.

 
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Hi Ranchers,

Can I get the perfect date and time at a perticular location with the help of TimeZone?

The code I am using is:



The output is:
Eastern Standard Time
-18000000
EST
Date:Sun Dec 26 13:34:51 IST 2010
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I am trying to get the date and time at the specified TimeZone (Eastern Standard Time) but I am getting the system date and time.
Am I making any mistake in the code? Please guide me.

Thanks and regards,
Nitin.
 
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The Three-letter time zone IDs are deprecated, therefore you are better of by using the long zone id - eg. "America/Los_Angeles".

The TimeZone isn't been shown on a Date object, because it has no information on it - but it is stored on the Calendar object, therefore you need to use this information when you want to show the correct Date/Time by using SimpleDateFormat.

 
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