Instance Method


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


- (void)setLocalizedDateFormatFromTemplate:(NSString *)dateFormatTemplate;



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 dateFormatFromTemplate:options:locale: method, passing no options and the locale property value.

See Also

Managing Formats and Styles


The date style of the receiver.


The time style of the receiver.


The date format string used by the receiver.

+ dateFormatFromTemplate:options:locale:

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


The capitalization formatting context used when formatting a date.

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