Java.lang.Short.equals() Method Example



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