Java.lang.Short.equals() Method



The java.lang.Short.equals() method compares this object to the specified object. The result is true if and only if the argument is not null and is a Short object that contains the same short value as this object.


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

public boolean equals(Object obj)


  • obj -- This is the object to compare with.

Return Value

This method returns true if the objects are same, else false.


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

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.lang.*;

public class ShortDemo {

   public static void main(String[] args) {

     // create short object and assign value to it
     short shortNum1 = 200, shortNum2 = 200, shortNum3 = 50;
     Short ShortObj1 = new Short(shortNum1);
     Short ShortObj2 = new Short(shortNum2);
     Short ShortObj3 = new Short(shortNum3);
     // returs false as both object contains different short value
     boolean val = ShortObj1.equals(ShortObj3); 
     System.out.println("shortObj1 and shortObj3 have same value : " + val);

     // returns true as both object contains same short value
     val = ShortObj1.equals(ShortObj2); 
     System.out.println("shortObj1 and shortObj2 have same value : " + val);

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

shortObj1 and shortObj3 have same value : false
shortObj1 and shortObj2 have same value : true