Collections singletonList() method in Java with Examples

The singletonList() method of java.util.Collections class is used to return an immutable list containing only the specified object. The returned list is serializable.

Syntax:

public static  List singletonList(T o)

Parameters: This method takes the object o as a parameter to be stored in the returned list.

Return Value: This method returns an immutable list containing only the specified object.

Below are the examples to illustrate the singletonList() method



Example 1:

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// Java program to demonstrate
// singletonList() method
// for <String> Value
  
import java.util.*;
  
public class GFG1 {
    public static void main(String[] argv)
        throws Exception
    {
  
        try {
  
            // create singleton list
            // using method singletonList() method
            List<String> list = Collections.singletonList("E");
  
            // print the list
            System.out.println("singletonList : " + list);
        }
  
        catch (IllegalArgumentException e) {
            System.out.println("Exception thrown : " + e);
        }
    }
}

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Output:

singletonList : [E]

Example 2:

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// Java program to demonstrate
// singletonList() method
// for <Integer> Value
  
import java.util.*;
  
public class GFG1 {
    public static void main(String[] argv)
        throws Exception
    {
  
        try {
  
            // create singleton list
            // using method singletonList() method
            List<Integer> list = Collections.singletonList(20);
  
            // print the list
            System.out.println("singletonList : " + list);
        }
  
        catch (IllegalArgumentException e) {
            System.out.println("Exception thrown : " + e);
        }
    }
}

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Output:

singletonList : [20]


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