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How to Get Current Date in Dart or Flutter Programming| Dart by Example


This example shows how to get the Current Date and time in the Dart or Flutter programming language.

Current Date and time in Dart

How to get the Current Date and time in Dart

Dart provides the DateTime class to process Date and Time-related functions.

now() method returns the current date and time.

Here is an example to get Current Date and time

main() {
    DateTime dateTime = DateTime.now();

  print(dateTime.toString()); //2022-03-04 12:35:38.997
  int currentYear = dateTime.year;
  print(currentYear.toString()); //2022
}

Output:

//2022-03-04 12:35:38.997
//2022

How to get Current Date without time(hh and mm) in Dart

This example returns only time in hours, minutes, and seconds and the format is hh:mm:ss

  • Import intl/intl.dart package into program
  • create DateTime object with now() function.
  • Call DateFormat method Hms() where Hms is a format defined by a dart.
  • pass DateTime object to format() method.
  • It returns the current time

Here is an example

import 'package:intl/intl.dart';

main() {
  DateTime dateTime = DateTime.now();
  String timeFormat = DateFormat.Hms().format(dateTime);
  print(timeFormat); //12:42:49
}

How to get Current Date only in Dart

This example gets the current date in MM/DD/YYYY format only.

  • Import intl/intl.dart package into program using import keyword
  • create DateTime object with now() function.
  • Call DateFormat method yMd() function where yMd is an format(MM/DD/YYYY) defined by dart.
  • pass DateTime object to format() method.
  • It returns current time

Here is an example

import 'package:intl/intl.dart';

main() {
  DateTime dateTime = DateTime.now();
  String timeFormat = DateFormat.yMd().format(dateTime);
  print(timeFormat); //3/4/2022
}

Conclusion

Learned how to convert String date into DateTime in multiple ways.

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