AbstractMap.SimpleEntry

public static class AbstractMap.SimpleEntry extends Object
implements Entry<K, V> Serializable

An Entry maintaining a key and a value. The value may be changed using the setValue method. This class facilitates the process of building custom map implementations. For example, it may be convenient to return arrays of SimpleEntry instances in method Map.entrySet().toArray.

Public Constructor Summary

AbstractMap.SimpleEntry(K key, V value)
Creates an entry representing a mapping from the specified key to the specified value.
AbstractMap.SimpleEntry(Entry<? extends K, ? extends V> entry)
Creates an entry representing the same mapping as the specified entry.

Public Method Summary

boolean
equals(Object o)
Compares the specified object with this entry for equality.
K
getKey()
Returns the key corresponding to this entry.
V
getValue()
Returns the value corresponding to this entry.
int
hashCode()
Returns the hash code value for this map entry.
V
setValue(V value)
Replaces the value corresponding to this entry with the specified value.
String
toString()
Returns a String representation of this map entry.

Inherited Method Summary

Public Constructors

public AbstractMap.SimpleEntry (K key, V value)

Creates an entry representing a mapping from the specified key to the specified value.

Parameters
key the key represented by this entry
value the value represented by this entry

public AbstractMap.SimpleEntry (Entry<? extends K, ? extends V> entry)

Creates an entry representing the same mapping as the specified entry.

Parameters
entry the entry to copy

Public Methods

public boolean equals (Object o)

Compares the specified object with this entry for equality. Returns true if the given object is also a map entry and the two entries represent the same mapping. More formally, two entries e1 and e2 represent the same mapping if

   (e1.getKey()==null ?
    e2.getKey()==null :
    e1.getKey().equals(e2.getKey()))
   &&
   (e1.getValue()==null ?
    e2.getValue()==null :
    e1.getValue().equals(e2.getValue()))
This ensures that the equals method works properly across different implementations of the Map.Entry interface.

Parameters
o object to be compared for equality with this map entry
Returns
  • true if the specified object is equal to this map entry
See Also

public K getKey ()

Returns the key corresponding to this entry.

Returns
  • the key corresponding to this entry

public V getValue ()

Returns the value corresponding to this entry.

Returns
  • the value corres