Java.util.Dictionary Class



The java.util.Dictionary class is the abstract parent of any class, such as Hashtable, which maps keys to values.Following are the important points about Dictionary:

  • In this class every key and every value is an object.

  • In his class object every key is associated with at most one value.

Class declaration

Following is the declaration for java.util.Dictionary class:

public abstract class Dictionary<K,V>
   extends Object

Class constructors

S.N.Constructor & Description
This is the single constructor.

Class methods

S.N.Method & Description
1 abstract Enumeration<V> elements()
This method returns an enumeration of the values in this dictionary.
2 abstract V get(Object key)
This method returns the value to which the key is mapped in this dictionary.
3 abstract boolean isEmpty()
This method tests if this dictionary maps no keys to value.
4 abstract Enumeration<K> keys()
This method returns an enumeration of the keys in this dictionary.
5 abstract V put(K key, V value)
This method maps the specified key to the specified value in this dictionary.
6 abstract V remove(Object key)
This method removes the key (and its corresponding value) from this dictionary.
7 abstract int size()
This method returns the number of entries (distinct keys) in this dictionary.

Methods inherited

This class inherits methods from the following classes:

  • java.util.Object