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Could you please tell what is right way of casting an object to string.
so that i can do string functions like checking for null,equality,contains etc..

Thanks,
peter
 
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Say "obj" is an Object that can be represented as a String.
Then you could use either of these:
String objectString1 = "" + obj;
String objectString2 = String.valueOf(obj);
Good luck!
Gale
 
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See http://jinx.swiki.net/77
Also notice that we are talking about String *conversion* - there is no casting involved at all.
 
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You may want to strongly consider overriding the 'equals' (and of course hash) methods for your object rather than converting it to a String. String equality checks are comparitively slow and may not exhibit the behaviour you require.
 
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Jeremy is right! I should have read the whole question, I guess... :roll:
 
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