SortedMap firstKey() method in Java

The firstKey() method of SortedMap interface in Java is used to return the first or the lowest key currently in this map.

Syntax:

K firstKey()

Where, K is the type of key maintained by this Set.



Parameters: This function does not accepts any parameter.

Return Value: It returns the first pr the lowest key currently in this map

Exception: It throws NoSuchElementException, if this map is empty.

Below programs illustrate the above method:

Program 1:

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// A Java program to demonstrate
// working of SortedMap
import java.util.*;
  
public class Main {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Create a TreeMap of SortedMap
        SortedMap<Integer, String> mp = new TreeMap<>();
  
        // Adding Element to SortedSet
        mp.put(1, "One");
        mp.put(5, "Five");
        mp.put(2, "Two");
        mp.put(3, "Three");
        mp.put(9, "Nine");
  
        // Returning the first key element
        // from the map
        System.out.print("First Key in the map : "
                         + mp.firstKey());
    }
}

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Output:

First Key in the map : 1

Program 2:

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// A Java program to demonstrate
// working of SortedSet
import java.util.*;
  
public class Main {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Create a TreeSet and inserting elements
        SortedMap<String, String> mp = new TreeMap<>();
  
        // Adding Element to SortedSet
        mp.put("One", "Geeks");
        mp.put("Two", "For");
        mp.put("Three", "Geeks");
        mp.put("Four", "Code");
        mp.put("Five", "It");
  
        // Returning the first key
        // from the map
        System.out.print("First Key in the map is : "
                         + mp.firstKey());
    }
}

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Output:

First Key in the map is : Five

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/10/docs/api/java/util/SortedMap.html#firstKey()



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