Java.util.Currency.getInstance() Method


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Description

The java.util.Currency.getInstance() method returns the Currency instance for the given locale's country.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.util.Currency.getInstance() method

public static Currency getInstance(Locale locale)

Parameters

  • locale -- the locale for whose country a Currency instance is required

Return Value

This method returns the Currency instance for the country of the given locale, or null

Exception

  • NullPointerException -- if country or locale code is null

  • IllegalArgumentException -- if ISO 3166 does not support the given locale's country code.

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.util.Currency.getInstance() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.util.*;

public class CurrencyDemo {

   public static void main(String args[]) {

   // create a currency object with specified locale
   Locale locale = Locale.GERMANY;
   Currency curr = Currency.getInstance(locale);

   // print currency's code
   System.out.println("Locale's currency code:" + curr.getCurrencyCode());

   }
}

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

Locale's currency code:EUR

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