Instance Method


Sets the date format from a template using the specified locale for the receiver.


func setLocalizedDateFormatFromTemplate(_ dateFormatTemplate: String)



A string containing date format patterns (such as “MM” or “h”).

For full details, see Date and Time Programming Guide.


See Data Formatting Guide for a list of the conversion specifiers permitted in date format strings.

Calling this method is equivalent to, but not necessarily implemented as, setting the dateFormat property to the result of calling the dateFormat(fromTemplate:options:locale:) method, passing no options and the locale property value.

See Also

Managing Formats and Styles

var dateStyle: DateFormatter.Style

The date style of the receiver.

var timeStyle: DateFormatter.Style

The time style of the receiver.

var dateFormat: String!

The date format string used by the receiver.

class func dateFormat(fromTemplate: String, options: Int, locale: Locale?)

Returns a localized date format string representing the given date format components arranged appropriately for the specified locale.

var formattingContext: Formatter.Context

The capitalization formatting context used when formatting a date.