Java.util.StringTokenizer Class

Java.util.StringTokenizer Class

Introduction

The java.util.StringTokenizer class allows an application to break a string into tokens.

  • This class is a legacy class that is retained for compatibility reasons although its use is discouraged in new code.
  • Its methods do not distinguish among identifiers, numbers, and quoted strings.
  • This class methods do not even recognize and skip comments.

Class declaration

Following is the declaration for java.util.StringTokenizer class:

public class StringTokenizer
   extends Object
   implements Enumeration<Object>

Class constructors

S.N.Constructor & Description
1StringTokenizer(String str)

This constructor a string tokenizer for the specified string.

2StringTokenizer(String str, String delim)

This constructor constructs string tokenizer for the specified string.

3StringTokenizer(String str, String delim, boolean returnDelims)

This constructor constructs a string tokenizer for the specified string.

Class methods

S.N.Method & Description
1int countTokens()

This method calculates the number of times that this tokenizer’s nextToken method can be called before it generates an exception.

2boolean hasMoreElements()

This method returns the same value as the hasMoreTokens method.

3boolean hasMoreTokens()

This method tests if there are more tokens available from this tokenizer’s string.

4Object nextElement()

This method returns the same value as the nextToken method, except that its declared return value is Object rather than String.

5String nextToken()

This method returns the next token from this string tokenizer.

6String nextToken(String delim)

This method returns the next token in this string tokenizer’s string.

Methods inherited

This class inherits methods from the following classes:

  • java.util.Object

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