Dictionary get() Method in Java with Examples

The get() method of Dictionary class is used to retrieve or fetch the value mapped by a particular key mentioned in the parameter. It returns NULL when the dictionary contains no such mapping for the key.

Syntax:

DICTIONARY.get(Object key_element)

Parameters: The method takes one parameter key_element of object type and refers to the key whose associated value is supposed to be fetched.

Return Value: The method returns the value associated with the key_element in the parameter.

Below programs are used to illustrate the working of java.util.Dictionary.get() Method:
Program 1:

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// Java code to illustrate the get() method
import java.util.*;
  
public class Dictionary_Demo {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // Creating an empty Dictionary
        Dictionary<Integer, String> dict
            = new Hashtable<Integer, String>();
  
        // Inserting the values into dictionary
        dict.put(10, "Geeks");
        dict.put(15, "4");
        dict.put(20, "Geeks");
        dict.put(25, "Welcomes");
        dict.put(30, "You");
  
        // Displaying the Dictionary
        System.out.println("Initial Dictionary is: " + dict);
  
        // Getting the value of 25
        System.out.println("The Value is: " + dict.get(25));
  
        // Getting the value of 10
        System.out.println("The Value is: " + dict.get(10));
    }
}

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Output:

Initial Dictionary is: {10=Geeks, 20=Geeks, 30=You, 15=4, 25=Welcomes}
The Value is: Welcomes
The Value is: Geeks

Program 2:

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// Java code to illustrate the get() method
import java.util.*;
  
public class Dictionary_Demo {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // Creating an empty Dictionary
        Dictionary<String, Integer> dict
            = new Hashtable<String, Integer>();
  
        // Inserting the values into dictionary
        dict.put("Geeks", 10);
        dict.put("4", 15);
        dict.put("Geeks", 20);
        dict.put("Welcomes", 25);
        dict.put("You", 30);
  
        // Displaying the Dictionary
        System.out.println("Initial Dictionary is: "
                           + dict);
  
        // Getting the value of 25
        System.out.println("The Value is: "
                           + dict.get("Geeks"));
  
        // Getting the value of 10
        System.out.println("The Value is: "
                           + dict.get(20));
    }
}

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Output:

Initial Dictionary is: {You=30, Welcomes=25, 4=15, Geeks=20}
The Value is: 20
The Value is: null


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