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Android Build a Weather App (2015) Working with JSON Formatting a Date

I could use a little help please.

I am not sure how to do what it is asking. here is the question:

I modified our Movie class to have a full date for the release date instead of just the year. We want to display it in yyyy-MM-dd format, though. Add a new method to format it called getFormattedReleaseDate(), but don't add any code yet. Make it return a String and just return an empty String to start.

Movie.java
import java.util.Date;

public class Movie {

    private String mTitle;
    private Date mReleaseDate;

    public String getTitle() {
        return mTitle;
    }

    public void setTitle(String title) {
        mTitle = title;
    }

    public Date getReleaseDate() {
        return mReleaseDate;
    }

    public void setReleaseDate(Date date) {
        mReleaseDate = date;
    }
}

4 Answers

Ken Alger
STAFF
Ken Alger
Treehouse Teacher

Jody;

For Task 1 you just need to write the basic function structure, that returns a string, and to start with have it return an empty string.

Something along the lines of:

public String getFormattedReleaseDate () {
    return "";
}

That is the start of the date formatting challenge, Tasks 2 & 3 build upon this function layout.

Post back if you are still stuck.

Ken

ok thanks so muck that worked.

where do those lines fit on the code i am lost

try making the new code the first one, take a look at mine.

PART 2 OF THE CODE

SimpleDateFormat formatter = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd");

noted could you please also assist with challenge 3 of 3, The mReleaseDate member variable is already stored as a Date object. Convert it and return it using the SimpleDateFormat variable.

Exavier Mugasa
Exavier Mugasa
4,088 Points

This one worked for me: import java.util.Date;

public class Movie {

private String mTitle;
private Date mReleaseDate;

public String getTitle() {
    return mTitle;
}

public String getFormattedReleaseDate() {
   SimpleDateFormat formatter = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd");
  return "";

this is what i came up with and it passed

import java.util.Date;

public class Movie {

private String mTitle;
private Date mReleaseDate;
public String getFormattedReleaseDate() {
return"";

}

public String getTitle() {
    return mTitle;
}

public void setTitle(String title) {
    mTitle = title;
}

public Date getReleaseDate() {
    return mReleaseDate;
}

public void setReleaseDate(Date date) {
    mReleaseDate = date;
}

}

Andre Colares
Andre Colares
5,437 Points

Adlight Sibanda, here is the code for part 3:

public String getFormattedReleaseDate() {
    SimpleDateFormat formatter = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd");
    String formattedDate = formatter.format(mReleaseDate);
   return formattedDate;
}