Float parseFloat() method in Java with examples

The parseFloat() method in Float Class is a built in method in Java that returns a new float initialized to the value represented by the specified String, as done by the valueOf method of class Float.

Syntax:

public static float parseFloat(String s)

Parameters: It accepts a single mandatory parameter s which specifies the string to be parsed.



Return type: It returns e float value represented by the string argument.

Exception: The function throws two exceptions which are described below:

  • NullPointerException– when the string parsed is null
  • NumberFormatException– when the string parsed does not contain a parsable float

Below is the implementation of the above method.

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// Java Code to implement
// parseFloat() method of Float class
  
class GFG {
  
    // Driver method
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        String str = "100";
  
        // returns the float value
        // represented by the string argument
        float val = Float.parseFloat(str);
  
        // prints the float value
        System.out.println("Value = " + val);
    }
}

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Output:

Value = 100.0

Program 2: To show NumberFormatException

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// Java Code to implement
// parseFloat() method of Float class
  
class GFG {
  
    // Driver method
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        try {
            String str = "";
  
            // returns the float value
            // represented by the string argument
            float val = Float.parseFloat(str);
  
            // prints the float value
            System.out.println("Value = " + val);
        }
  
        catch (Exception e) {
            System.out.println("Exception: " + e);
        }
    }
}

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Output:

Exception: java.lang.NumberFormatException: empty String

Program 3: To show NullPointerException

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// Java Code to implement
// parseFloat() method of Float class
  
class GFG {
  
    // Driver method
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        try {
  
            String str = null;
  
            // returns the float value
            // represented by the string argument
            float val = Float.parseFloat(str);
  
            // prints the float value
            System.out.println("Value = " + val);
        }
  
        catch (Exception e) {
            System.out.println("Exception: " + e);
        }
    }
}

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Output:

Exception: java.lang.NullPointerException

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/lang/Float.html#parseFloat(java.lang.String)



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