Java.lang.Enum.equals() Method

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Description

The java.lang.Enum.equals() method returns true if the specified object is equal to this enum constant.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.lang.Enum.equals() method

public final boolean equals(Object other)

Parameters

  • other -- This is the object to be compared for equality with this object.

Return Value

This method returns true if the specified object is equal to this enum constant.

Exception

  • NA

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.lang.Enum.equals() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.lang.*;

// enum showing topics covered under Tutorials
enum Tutorials {  
   topic1, topic2, topic3;
} 
 
public class EnumDemo { 

   public static void main(String args[]) {
 
     Tutorials t1, t2, t3; 
    
     t1 = Tutorials.topic1; 
     t2 = Tutorials.topic2; 
     t3 = Tutorials.topic3; 
    
     if(t1.equals(t2)) {
        System.out.println(t1 + " is equal to " + t2); 
     }
    
     else if(t2.equals(t3)) {
        System.out.println(t2 + " is equal to " + t3); 
     }
    
     else if(t1.equals(t3)) { 
        System.out.println(t1 + " is equal to " + t3); 
     }
    
     else {
        System.out.println("all 3 topics are different"); 
     }
   } 
}  

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result:

all 3 topics are different



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