ChoiceFormat getFormats() method in Java with Examples

The getFormats() method of java.text.ChoiceFormat class is used to get the attached format to ChoiceFormat object in time of initialization. It provides the array of specified type.

Syntax:

public Object[] getFormats()

Parameter: This method does not accept any parameter.



Return Value: This method returns an array of the specified type which is the format attached to the ChoiceFormat object.

Below are the examples to illustrate the getFormats() method:

Example 1:

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// Java program to demonstrate
// getFormats() method
  
import java.text.*;
import java.util.*;
import java.io.*;
  
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] argv)
    {
        // creating and initializing ChoiceFormat
        ChoiceFormat cf1
            = new ChoiceFormat(
                "4#wed| 5#thu | 6#fri | 7#sat");
  
        // getting format attached
        // to the ChoiceFormat
        // using getFormats() method
        String[] format
            = (String[])cf1.getFormats();
  
        // display the result
        System.out.print("Format: "
                         + Arrays.toString(format));
    }
}

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Output:

Format: [wed, thu , fri , sat]

Example 2:

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// Java program to demonstrate
// getFormats() method
  
import java.text.*;
import java.util.*;
import java.io.*;
  
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] argv)
    {
        // creating and initializing limit
        double[] limit = { 1, 2, 3, 4 };
  
        // creating and initializing format
        String[] format
            = { "add", "sub",
                "multiply", "divide" };
  
        // creating and initializing ChoiceFormat
        ChoiceFormat cf
            = new ChoiceFormat(limit, format);
  
        // getting format attached
        // to the ChoiceFormat
        // using getFormats() method
        String[] forma
            = (String[])cf.getFormats();
  
        // display the result
        System.out.print("Format: "
                         + Arrays.toString(forma));
    }
}

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Output:

Format: [add, sub, multiply, divide]

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/9/docs/api/java/text/ChoiceFormat.html#getFormats–



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