Java Guava | Shorts.toArray() method with Examples

The toArray() method of Shorts Class in the Guava library is used to convert the short values, passed as the parameter to this method, into a Short Array. These short values are passed as a Collection to this method. This method returns a Short array.

Syntax:

public static short[] toArray(Collection<? extends Number> collection)

Parameters: This method accepts a mandatory parameter collection which is the collection of short values to be converted in to a Short array.

Return Value: This method returns a short array containing the same values as a collection, in the same order.



Exceptions: This method throws NullPointerException if the passed collection or any of its elements is null.

Below programs illustrate the use of toArray() method:

Example 1:

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// Java code to show implementation of
// Guava's Shorts.toArray() method
  
import com.google.common.primitives.Shorts;
import java.util.Arrays;
import java.util.List;
  
class GFG {
  
    // Driver's code
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // Creating a List of Shorts
        List<Short> myList
            = Arrays.asList((short)1, (short)2,
                            (short)3, (short)4, (short)5);
  
        // Using Shorts.toArray() method to convert
        // a List or Set of Short to an array of Short
        short[] arr = Shorts.toArray(myList);
  
        // Displaying an array containing each
        // value of collection,
        // converted to a short value
        System.out.println(Arrays.toString(arr));
    }
}

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Output:

[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Example 2:

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// Java code to show implementation of
// Guava's Shorts.toArray() method
  
import com.google.common.primitives.Shorts;
import java.util.Arrays;
import java.util.List;
  
class GFG {
  
    // Driver's code
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        try {
            // Creating a List of Shorts
            List<Short> myList
                = Arrays.asList((short)2,
                                (short)4, null);
  
            // Using Shorts.toArray() method
            // to convert a List or Set of Short
            // to an array of Short.
            // This should raise "NullPointerException"
            // as the collection contains "null"
            // as an element
            short[] arr = Shorts.toArray(myList);
  
            // Displaying an array containing each
            // value of collection,
            // converted to a short value
            System.out.println(Arrays
                                   .toString(arr));
        }
        catch (Exception e) {
            System.out.println(e);
        }
    }
}

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Output:

java.lang.NullPointerException

Reference: https://google.github.io/guava/releases/23.0/api/docs/com/google/common/primitives/Shorts.html#toArray-java.util.Collection-



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