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DecimalFormatSymbols equals() method in Java with Examples

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  • Last Updated : 29 Jul, 2019
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The equals() method of java.text.DecimalFormatSymbols class in Java is used to check for equality of this DecimalFormatSymbols with the specified DecimalFormatSymbols. This method takes a DecimalFormatSymbols instance and compares it with this DecimalFormatSymbols and returns a boolean value representing the same.


public boolean equals(Object obj)

Parameter: This method accepts a parameter obj which is the DecimalFormatSymbols to be checked for equality with this DecimalFormatSymbols.

Return Value: This method returns an boolean which tells if this DecimalFormatSymbols is equal to the specified Object.

Exception: This method do not throw any Exception.


// Java program to demonstrate
// the above method
import java.text.*;
import java.util.*;
public class DecimalFormatSymbolsDemo {
    public static void main(String[] args)
        DecimalFormatSymbols dfs1
            = new DecimalFormatSymbols();
        System.out.println("DecimalFormatSymbols 1: "
                           + dfs1);
        DecimalFormatSymbols dfs2
            = new DecimalFormatSymbols(
                new Locale("JAPANESE"));
        System.out.println("DecimalFormatSymbols 2: "
                           + dfs2);
        DecimalFormatSymbols dfs3
            = (DecimalFormatSymbols)dfs1.clone();
        System.out.println("DecimalFormatSymbols 3: "
                           + dfs3);
        System.out.println("Comparing DFS 1 and DFS 2: "
                           + dfs1.equals(dfs2));
        System.out.println("Comparing DFS 2 and DFS 3: "
                           + dfs2.equals(dfs3));
        System.out.println("Comparing DFS 1 and DFS 3: "
                           + dfs1.equals(dfs3));


DecimalFormatSymbols 1: java.text.DecimalFormatSymbols@1073a
DecimalFormatSymbols 2: java.text.DecimalFormatSymbols@1073a
DecimalFormatSymbols 3: java.text.DecimalFormatSymbols@1073a
Comparing DFS 1 and DFS 2: false
Comparing DFS 2 and DFS 3: false
Comparing DFS 1 and DFS 3: true


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