URL toExternalForm() method in Java with Examples

The toExternalForm() function is a part of URL class. The function toExternalForm() returns the string representation of a specified URL. The string is created by calling the toExternalForm() function of the stream protocol handler for this object.

Function Signature:

public String toExternalForm()

Syntax:



url.toExternalForm()

Parameter: This function does not require any parameter
Return Type: The function returns String Type

Below programs illustrates the use of toExternalForm() function:

Example 1: Given a URL we will to the string representation of the URL

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// Java program to show the
// use of the function toExternalForm()
  
import java.net.*;
  
class Solution {
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
        // url  object
        URL url = null;
  
        try {
            // create a URL
            url = new URL("https:// www.geeksforgeeks.org");
  
            // get the  ExternalForm
            String _ExternalForm = url.toExternalForm();
  
            // display the URL
            System.out.println("URL = " + url);
  
            // display the  ExternalForm
            System.out.println(" String representation= "
                               + _ExternalForm);
        }
        // if any error occurs
        catch (Exception e) {
  
            // display the error
            System.out.println(e);
        }
    }
}

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Output:

URL = https:// www.geeksforgeeks.org
 String representation= https:// www.geeksforgeeks.org

Example 2:

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// Java program to show the
// use of the function toExternalForm()
  
import java.net.*;
  
class Solution {
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
        // url  object
        URL url = null;
  
        try {
  
            // create a URL
            url= new URL("https:// www.geeksforgeeks.org#Arnab_Kundu");
              
            // get the  ExternalForm
            String _ExternalForm = url.toExternalForm();
  
            // display the URL
            System.out.println("URL = " + url);
  
            // display the  ExternalForm
            System.out.println(" String representation= "
                               + _ExternalForm);
        }
  
        // if any error occurs
        catch (Exception e) {
  
            // display the error
            System.out.println(e);
        }
    }
}

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Output:

URL = https:// www.geeksforgeeks.org#Arnab_Kundu
 String representation= https:// www.geeksforgeeks.org#Arnab_Kundu


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