How to use enum in java with example

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How to use enum in java with example

Java Enum was introduced in JDK 1.5 and it is one of my favorite features on J2SE 5. Java Enum as type is more suitable on certain cases for example r


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  • Submitted By - Javin Paul

  • Submitted on - 2011-08-14 07:34:22


Since Enum in Java is only available from Java 1.5 its worth to discuss how we used to represent enumeratic values in Java prior JDK 1.5 and without enum. I use public static final constant to replicate enum like behavior. Let’s see an example to understand the concept better. In this example we will use US Currency Coin as enum which has values like PENNY (1) NICKLE (5), DIME (10), and QUARTER (25).    More detail...

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