Java StringTokenizer Class


The Java StringTokenizer class allows an application to break a string into tokens.

  • This class is a legacy class that is retained for compatibility reasons although its use is discouraged in new code.

  • Its methods do not distinguish among identifiers, numbers, and quoted strings.

  • This class methods do not even recognize and skip comments.

Class declaration

Following is the declaration for java.util.StringTokenizer class −

public class StringTokenizer
   extends Object
   implements Enumeration<Object>

Class constructors

Sr.No. Constructor & Description

StringTokenizer(String str)

This constructor a string tokenizer for the specified string.


StringTokenizer(String str, String delim)

This constructor constructs string tokenizer for the specified string.


StringTokenizer(String str, String delim, boolean returnDelims)

This constructor constructs a string tokenizer for the specified string.

Class methods

Sr.No. Method & Description
1 int countTokens()

This method calculates the number of times that this tokenizer's nextToken method can be called before it generates an exception.

2 boolean hasMoreElements()

This method returns the same value as the hasMoreTokens method.

3 boolean hasMoreTokens()

This method tests if there are more tokens available from this tokenizer's string.

4 Object nextElement()

This method returns the same value as the nextToken method, except that its declared return value is Object rather than String.

5 String nextToken()

This method returns the next token from this string tokenizer.

Methods inherited

This class inherits methods from the following classes −

  • java.util.Object