Scala Mutable SortedMap apply() method with example

The apply() is utilized to search a key in the stated SortedMap.

Method Definition: m1.apply(“key”)
Here m1 is SortedMap.

Return Type: It returns the value of the key to be searched.

Example #1:

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// Scala program of apply()
// method
import scala.collection.SortedMap
  
// Creating object
object GfG
  
    // Main method
    def main(args:Array[String])
    {
      
        // Creating a SortedMap
        val m1 = SortedMap("geeks" -> 5, "for" -> 3, "geeks" -> 5)
          
        // Applying apply method
        val result = m1.apply("for"
          
        // Displays output
        println(result)
      
    }
}

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Output:



3

Example #2:

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// Scala program of apply()
// method
import scala.collection.SortedMap
  
// Creating object
object GfG
  
    // Main method
    def main(args:Array[String])
    {
      
        // Creating a SortedMap
        val m1 = SortedMap("geeks" -> 5, "for" -> 3, "geeks" -> 1)
          
        // Applying apply method
        val result = m1.apply("geeks"
          
        // Displays output
        println(result)
      
    }
}

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Output:

1

Here, identical keys are present with different values so, the value of the last one is returned.




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