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iOS Build a Blog Reader iPhone App Adapting Data for Display Formatting Dates with NSDateFormatter

Carlos Lagares
Carlos Lagares
4,332 Points


"Object with the date of ten days from now": It is working for me on xcode, but it is not under treehouse environment, could you help me?

6 Answers

Post your code so we can see what is going on.

Carlos Lagares
Carlos Lagares
4,332 Points

Already solved, was repeating a variable in your compiler, but sometimes as we dont get any info about errors, it is difficult to understand what we are doing wrong ;)


Carlos Lagares
Carlos Lagares
4,332 Points

Last question...

NSDateFormatter *dateFormatter1 = [[NSDateFormatter alloc] init]; [dateFormatter1 setDateFormat:@"MM/dd/yyyy"];

Is not that the format for month/day/year?

If that is the format which you are parsing from... Are you getting your date from the JSON data off the team treehouse blog reader page? because if so the format which in which you pass the string through is going to be

[dateFormatter setDateFormat:@"yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss"];

Then you create a NSDate from your String property which is parsed from JSON and then you can make your NSDateFormatter

 [dateFormatter setDateFormat:@"MM-dd-yyyy"];

and have it return the NSDate with dateFormatter using stringFromDate.

Overall I would write something like this

- (NSString *) formattedDate {

NSDateFormatter *dateFormatter1 = [[NSDateFormatter alloc] init]; 
[dateFormatter1 setDateFormat:@"yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss"];
NSDate *date = [dateFormatter1 dateFromString:self.date];

[dateFormatter1 setDateFormat:@"MM dd yyyy"];
return [dateFormatter1 stringFromDate:date];


You can find the date formats in the documentation, If you cant find it there its also here I believe http://waracle.net/iphone-nsdateformatter-date-formatting-table/