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can anybody tell about map in java

vijayakumar durai
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can anybody tell about what is the use of map? how to create map in java?
if there is any tutorial give to me

thanks in advance
Ananth Chellathurai
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Map is an interface in java.util package. Map


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rakesh sugirtharaj
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A Map, simply put, is like a telephone directory. You have the name(key) and number(value). When you want to search for a number(value) you look up the name(key). Makes sense?


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Aniruddh Joshi
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you can read the javadoc here


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Campbell Ritchie
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You need a trip to the Java Tutorials. There is a section about Maps in that part.
 
 
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