Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

java.util
Interface Iterator<E>

All Known Subinterfaces:
ListIterator<E>, XMLEventReader
All Known Implementing Classes:
BeanContextSupport.BCSIterator, EventReaderDelegate, Scanner

public interface Iterator<E>

An iterator over a collection. Iterator takes the place of Enumeration in the Java collections framework. Iterators differ from enumerations in two ways:

This interface is a member of the Java Collections Framework.

Since:
1.2
See Also:
Collection, ListIterator, Enumeration

Method Summary
 boolean hasNext()
          Returns true if the iteration has more elements.
 E next()
          Returns the next element in the iteration.
 void remove()
          Removes from the underlying collection the last element returned by the iterator (optional operation).
 

Method Detail

hasNext

boolean hasNext()
Returns true if the iteration has more elements. (In other words, returns true if next would return an element rather than throwing an exception.)

Returns:
true if the iterator has more elements.

next

E next()
Returns the next element in the iteration.

Returns:
the next element in the iteration.
Throws:
NoSuchElementException - iteration has no more elements.

remove

void remove()
Removes from the underlying collection the last element returned by the iterator (optional operation). This method can be called only once per call to next. The behavior of an iterator is unspecified if the underlying collection is modified while the iteration is in progress in any way other than by calling this method.

Throws:
UnsupportedOperationException - if the remove operation is not supported by this Iterator.
IllegalStateException - if the next method has not yet been called, or the remove method has already been called after the last call to the next method.

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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