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Java add milliseconds to Date

In this tutorial, you will learn how to add milliseconds to date.

Java add milliseconds to Date

In this tutorial, you will learn how to add milliseconds to date.

Java Calendar class is a very useful and handy class. It is basically used in date time manipulation. Here, we are going to add milli-seconds to current date and return the resultant time. For this, we have created a calendar instance and get a date to represent the current date. Then using the method add() of Calendar class, we have added 186 milliseconds to the calendar which in result display the resulted time.


import java.util.*;
import java.text.*;

public class AddMilliSecondsToDate{

  public static void main(String[] args){
    Calendar calendar = Calendar.getInstance();
    Date today = calendar.getTime();
	SimpleDateFormat sdf=new SimpleDateFormat("hh:mm:ss S");
    System.out.println("Current Time: " + sdf.format(today));
    calendar.add(Calendar.MILLISECOND, 186);
    Date addMilliSeconds = calendar.getTime();
    System.out.println("Time after 186 milliseconds: " + sdf.format(addMilliSeconds));


Current Time: 12:59:28 968
Time after 186 milliseconds: 12:59:29 154


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