Java Generics - Map


Java has provided generic support in Map interface.


Set<T> set = new HashSet<T>();


  • set − object of Set Interface.

  • T − The generic type parameter passed during set declaration.


The T is a type parameter passed to the generic interface Set and its implemenation class HashSet.


Create the following java program using any editor of your choice.

Live Demo
package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.util.HashMap;
import java.util.Iterator;
import java.util.Map;

public class GenericsTester {
   public static void main(String[] args) {

      Map<Integer,Integer> integerMap 
         = new HashMap<Integer,Integer>();
      integerMap.put(1, 10);
      integerMap.put(2, 11);

      Map<String,String> stringMap = new HashMap<String,String>();
      stringMap.put("1", "Hello World");
      stringMap.put("2","Hi World");

      System.out.printf("Integer Value :%d\n", integerMap.get(1));
      System.out.printf("String Value :%s\n", stringMap.get("1"));

      // iterate keys.
      Iterator<Integer> integerIterator   = integerMap.keySet().iterator();

      while(integerIterator.hasNext()) {
         System.out.printf("Integer Value :%d\n",;

      // iterate values.
      Iterator<String> stringIterator   = stringMap.values().iterator();

      while(stringIterator.hasNext()) {
         System.out.printf("String Value :%s\n",;

This will produce the following result −


Integer Value :10
String Value :Hello World
Integer Value :1
Integer Value :2
String Value :Hello World
String Value :Hi World