Visualforce Date formatting

I need this date format in a visualforce page: “December 14, 2013”. I can’t seem to find the format options for visualforce. I read that it’s the same as the java messageformat class options, but I cannot find a list for that either.

A little help would be much appreciated


This will print the date out in the format December 14, 2013. The documentation can be found here

<apex:outputText value="{0, date, MMMM d','  yyyy}">
    <apex:param value="{!contact.Birthdate}" /> 

or if all you need is the current date printed out in that format then you can use this:

<apex:outputText value="{0, date, MMMM d','  yyyy}">
    <apex:param value="{!NOW()}" />

Have a look at the JavaDocs for SimpleDateFormat for the various date formats. (Thanks to @PeterKnolle for the correct link)

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