Holly Cummins

Java basics: converting a collection to a string

2012-09-27 holly cumminsjava

If you look up how to write a map or a list out as a string, you can find lots of complicated answers involving loops and even XMLEncoders. It doesn’t have to be that hard. The easiest way to convert a Map into a nice string?

String niceString = Arrays.toString(map.entrySet().toArray());

It’s even easier for a list:

String niceString = Arrays.toString(list.toArray());