Console format(String, Object) method in Java with Examples
The format(String, Object) method of Console class in Java is used to write a formatted string to the output stream of the console. It uses the specified format string and arguments.
public Console format(String fmt, Object... args)
Parameters: This method accepts two parameters:
- fmt – It represents the format of the string.
- args – It represents the arguments that are referenced by the format specifiers in the string format.
Return value: This method returns the console.
Exceptions: This method throws IllegalFormatException if string format contains an illegal syntax or a format specifier is not compatible with the given arguments or insufficient arguments given the format string or other conditions that are illegal.
Note: System.console() returns null in an online IDE.
Below programs illustrate format(String, Object) method in Console class in IO package:
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