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Java Program to Implement HashSet API
  • Last Updated : 11 Feb, 2021

The HashSet class implements the Set interface, backed by a hash table which is actually a HashMap instance. No guarantee is made as to the iteration order of the set which means that the class does not guarantee the constant order of elements over time. This class permits the null element. The class also offers constant time performance for the basic operations like add, remove, contains, and size assuming the hash function disperses the elements properly among the buckets.

Few important features of HashSet are: 

  • Implements Set Interface.
  • As it implements the Set Interface, duplicate values are not allowed.
  • Objects that you insert in HashSet are not guaranteed to be inserted in the same order. Objects are inserted based on their hash code.
  • NULL elements are allowed in HashSet.
  • HashSet also implements Serializable and Cloneable interfaces.



// Java Program to Implement HashSet API
import java.util.Collection;
import java.util.HashSet;
import java.util.Iterator;
import java.util.Set;
public class HashSetImpl<T> {
    private Set<T> hashSet;
    // creating a set containing the elements in the
    // specified collection
    public HashSetImpl(Collection<? extends T> c)
        hashSet = new HashSet<T>(c);
    // constructing a set with given initialcapacity and
    // loadfactor
    public HashSetImpl(int initialCapacity,float loadFactor)
        hashSet = new HashSet<T>(initialCapacity, loadFactor);
    // specified initial capacity and default load factor
    // (0.75).
    public HashSetImpl(int initialCapacity)
        hashSet = new HashSet<T>(initialCapacity);
    // creating a new hashset with default capacity
    // 16 and load factor 0.75
    public HashSetImpl() { hashSet = new HashSet<T>(); }
    // returns an iterator over the elements in the set
    public Iterator<T> iterator()
        return hashSet.iterator();
    // adding the element into the hashset
    public boolean add(T eobj) { return hashSet.add(eobj); }
    // return true if this set contains the specified
    // element
    public boolean contains(Object obj)
        return hashSet.contains(obj);
    // returns true if the set is empty
    public boolean isEmpty() { return hashSet.isEmpty(); }
    // removes the specified element from this set if
    // present
    public boolean remove(Object obj)
        return hashSet.remove(obj);
    // returns the number of elements in set
    public int size() { return hashSet.size(); }
    // removes all elements from this set
    public void clear() { hashSet.clear(); }
    // Returns an array with all of the elements in this
    // set.
    public Object[] toArray() { return hashSet.toArray(); }
    // Adds all of the elements in the specified collection
    // to this set if
    // they're not already present
    public boolean addAll(Collection<? extends T> c)
               throws UnsupportedOperationException,
               ClassCastException, NullPointerException,
        return hashSet.addAll(c);
    // Retains only the elements in this set that are
    // contained in the specified
    // collection
    public boolean retainAll(Collection<?> c)
               throws UnsupportedOperationException,
               ClassCastException, NullPointerException
        return hashSet.retainAll(c);
    // Removes from this set all of its elements that are
    // contained in the specified collection
    public boolean removeAll(Collection<?> c)
               throws UnsupportedOperationException,
               NullPointerException, ClassCastException
        return hashSet.retainAll(c);
    // Returns an array containing all of the elements in
    // this set; the runtime
    // type of the returned array is that of the specified
    // array
    public <T> T[] toArray(T[] a)
        throws ArrayStoreException, NullPointerException
        return hashSet.toArray(a);
class Solution {
    public static void main(String arg[])
        HashSet<String> hashSet = new HashSet<String>();
        if (hashSet.add("Mani"))
            System.out.println("element Mani added");
        if (hashSet.add("Rohit"))
            System.out.println("element Rohit added");
        if (hashSet.add("Manish"))
            System.out.println("element Manish added");
        System.out.println("the size of set is "
                           + hashSet.size());
        if (hashSet.contains("Sachin"))
            System.out.println("set contains Sachin");
            System.out.println("set does not contain Sachin");
        if (hashSet.remove("Mani"))
            System.out.println("element 20 removed");
            System.out.println("element 20 not removed");
        System.out.println("the element of set are");
        Iterator<String> iterator = hashSet.iterator();
        while (iterator.hasNext()) 
            System.out.print( + "\t");
        Set<String> removedSet = new HashSet<String>();
        System.out.println("the elements after removing");
        Iterator<String> riterator = hashSet.iterator();
        while (riterator.hasNext()) {
            System.out.print( + "\t");
        System.out.println("hashSet cleared");
        if (hashSet.isEmpty())
            System.out.println("hashSet is empty");
            System.out.println("hashSet is not empty");
element Mani added
element Rohit added
element Manish added
the size of set is 3
set does not contain Sachin
element 20 removed
the element of set are
Rohit    Manish    
the elements after removing
Rohit    Manish    
hashSet cleared
hashSet is empty

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