How to format DateTime in Flutter

Question

Asked by Nitneuq on July 29, 2018 (source).

I am trying to display the current DateTime in a Text widget after tapping on a button. The following works, but I'd like to change the format.

Current approach

DateTime now = DateTime.now();
currentTime = new DateTime(now.year, now.month, now.day, now.hour, now.minute);
 Text('$currentTime'), 

Result

YYYY-MM-JJ HH-MM:00.000

Question

How can I remove the :00.000 part?

Answer

Question answered by boformer (source).

You can use DateFormat from intl package.

import 'package:intl/intl.dart';

DateTime now = DateTime.now();
String formattedDate = DateFormat('yyyy-MM-dd – kk:mm').format(now);
DART DATETIME FLUTTER
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