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ChoiceFormat getFormats() method in Java with Examples

  • Last Updated : 10 Jan, 2022

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:

Java




// 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));
    }
}
Output:
Format: [wed, thu , fri , sat]

Example 2:

Java




// 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[] format
            = (String[])cf.getFormats();
  
        // display the result
        System.out.print("Format: "
                         + Arrays.toString(forma));
    }
}
Output:
Format: [add, sub, multiply, divide]

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


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