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    Zachafer is offline Member
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    Default Setting a Date?

    Hey guys. Trying to convert a .NET project to Java here. Here's basically what my program does:

    Java Code:
    Date old = new Date("2/23/2011 12:04:53 PM");
    Date now = Date.getNow();
    while(old < now)
        old = old.addMinutes(7);
    So basically, I have a date/time stored into a variable, and I want to keep adding 7 minutes until that date/time is in the future (past current time).

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

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    al_Marshy_1981 is offline Senior Member
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    Calendar has a set(int field,int value) method which will allow you to update Calendar.MINUTE by whatever the value specified. Date has boolean methods for comparing two Date's i.e. before(Date d) and after(Date d). This should be enough to point you in the right direction

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    Zachafer is offline Member
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    Here's my C# code:
    Java Code:
                DateTime next = DateTime.Parse("2/23/2011 12:04:53 PM");
                while (next < DateTime.Now)
                    next = next.AddMinutes(7);
                Console.Write("Next time: " + next);
    I need someone to convert this to Java.

    Edit: Managed to get something working:
    Java Code:
        private static Date getDate() throws ParseException {
            DateFormat format = new SimpleDateFormat("MM/dd/yyyy h:m:s a");
            Date next = format.parse("2/23/2011 12:04:53 PM");
                next.setTime(next.getTime() + 420000);
            return next;
    If it can be improved, please tell me!
    Last edited by Zachafer; 02-24-2011 at 09:49 PM.

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