Java.lang.Object.toString() Method


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Description

The java.lang.Object.toString() method returns a string representation of the object. In general, the toString method returns a string that "textually represents" this object. The result should be a concise but informative representation that is easy for a person to read. It is recommended that all subclasses override this method.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.lang.Object.toString() method

public String toString()

Parameters

  • NA

Return Value

This method returns a string representation of the object.

Exception

  • NA

Example

The following example shows the usage of lang.Object.toString() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.util.ArrayList;

public class ObjectDemo {

   public static void main(String[] args) {

   // get an integer
   Integer i = new Integer(50);

   // get a list
   ArrayList list = new ArrayList();

   // add some elements in list
   list.add(50);
   list.add("Hello World");

   // print their string representation
   System.out.println("" + i.toString());
   System.out.println("" + list.toString());
   }
}

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

50
[50, Hello World]

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