Simple Date Validation

Author:   Senthil Kumar

import java.util.Date;
import java.text.ParseException;
import java.text.DateFormat;

public class validateDate
        public static void main(String args[])
                String dt = "04/31/2005";  //Invalid Date
                //String dt = "02/29/2004";  //Valid Date
                        DateFormat df = DateFormat.getDateInstance(DateFormat.SHORT);
                        df.setLenient(false);  // this is important!
                        Date dt2 = df.parse(dt);
                        System.out.println("Date is ok = " + dt2);
                catch (ParseException e)
                        System.out.println("Invalid date " + dt);
                catch (IllegalArgumentException e)
                        System.out.println("Invalid date " + dt);
}//End of validateDate

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