Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

Package java.util

Contains the collections framework, legacy collection classes, event model, date and time facilities, internationalization, and miscellaneous utility classes (a string tokenizer, a random-number generator, and a bit array).

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Interface Summary
Collection<E> The root interface in the collection hierarchy.
Comparator<T> A comparison function, which imposes a total ordering on some collection of objects.
Deque<E> A linear collection that supports element insertion and removal at both ends.
Enumeration<E> An object that implements the Enumeration interface generates a series of elements, one at a time.
EventListener A tagging interface that all event listener interfaces must extend.
Formattable The Formattable interface must be implemented by any class that needs to perform custom formatting using the 's' conversion specifier of Formatter.
Iterator<E> An iterator over a collection.
List<E> An ordered collection (also known as a sequence).
ListIterator<E> An iterator for lists that allows the programmer to traverse the list in either direction, modify the list during iteration, and obtain the iterator's current position in the list.
Map<K,V> An object that maps keys to values.
Map.Entry<K,V> A map entry (key-value pair).
NavigableMap<K,V> A SortedMap extended with navigation methods returning the closest matches for given search targets.
NavigableSet<E> A SortedSet extended with navigation methods reporting closest matches for given search targets.
Observer A class can implement the Observer interface when it wants to be informed of changes in observable objects.
Queue<E> A collection designed for holding elements prior to processing.
RandomAccess Marker interface used by List implementations to indicate that they support fast (generally constant time) random access.
Set<E> A collection that contains no duplicate elements.
SortedMap<K,V> A Map that further provides a total ordering on its keys.
SortedSet<E> A Set that further provides a total ordering on its elements.
 

Class Summary
AbstractCollection<E> This class provides a skeletal implementation of the Collection interface, to minimize the effort required to implement this interface.
AbstractList<E> This class provides a skeletal implementation of the List interface to minimize the effort required to implement this interface backed by a "random access" data store (such as an array).
AbstractMap<K,V> This class provides a skeletal implementation of the Map interface, to minimize the effort required to implement this interface.
AbstractMap.SimpleEntry<K,V> An Entry maintaining a key and a value.
AbstractMap.SimpleImmutableEntry<K,V> An Entry maintaining an immutable key and value.
AbstractQueue<E> This class provides skeletal implementations of some Queue operations.
AbstractSequentialList<E> This class provides a skeletal implementation of the List interface to minimize the effort required to implement this interface backed by a "sequential access" data store (such as a linked list).
AbstractSet<E> This class provides a skeletal implementation of the Set interface to minimize the effort required to implement this interface.
ArrayDeque<E> Resizable-array implementation of the Deque interface.
ArrayList<E> Resizable-array implementation of the List interface.
Arrays This class contains various methods for manipulating arrays (such as sorting and searching).
BitSet This class implements a vector of bits that grows as needed.
Calendar The Calendar class is an abstract class that provides methods for converting between a specific instant in time and a set of calendar fields such as YEAR, MONTH, DAY_OF_MONTH, HOUR, and so on, and for manipulating the calendar fields, such as getting the date of the next week.
Collections This class consists exclusively of static methods that operate on or return collections.
Currency Represents a currency.
Date The class Date represents a specific instant in time, with millisecond precision.
Dictionary<K,V> The Dictionary class is the abstract parent of any class, such as Hashtable, which maps keys to values.
EnumMap<K extends Enum<K>,V> A specialized Map implementation for use with enum type keys.
EnumSet<E extends Enum<E>> A specialized Set implementation for use with enum types.
EventListenerProxy An abstract wrapper class for an EventListener class which associates a set of additional parameters with the listener.
EventObject The root class from which all event state objects shall be derived.
FormattableFlags FomattableFlags are passed to the Formattable.formatTo() method and modify the output format for Formattables.
Formatter An interpreter for printf-style format strings.
GregorianCalendar GregorianCalendar is a concrete subclass of Calendar and provides the standard calendar system used by most of the world.
HashMap<K,V> Hash table based implementation of the Map interface.
HashSet<E> This class implements the Set interface, backed by a hash table (actually a HashMap instance).
Hashtable<K,V> This class implements a hashtable, which maps keys to values.
IdentityHashMap<K,V> This class implements the Map interface with a hash table, using reference-equality in place of object-equality when comparing keys (and values).
LinkedHashMap<K,V> Hash table and linked list implementation of the Map interface, with predictable iteration order.
LinkedHashSet<E> Hash table and linked list implementation of the Set interface, with predictable iteration order.
LinkedList<E> Linked list implementation of the List interface.
ListResourceBundle ListResourceBundle is an abstract subclass of ResourceBundle that manages resources for a locale in a convenient and easy to use list.
Locale A Locale object represents a specific geographical, political, or cultural region.
Observable This class represents an observable object, or "data" in the model-view paradigm.
PriorityQueue<E> An unbounded priority queue based on a priority heap.
Properties The Properties class represents a persistent set of properties.
PropertyPermission This class is for property permissions.
PropertyResourceBundle PropertyResourceBundle is a concrete subclass of ResourceBundle that manages resources for a locale using a set of static strings from a property file.
Random An instance of this class is used to generate a stream of pseudorandom numbers.
ResourceBundle Resource bundles contain locale-specific objects.
ResourceBundle.Control ResourceBundle.Control defines a set of callback methods that are invoked by the ResourceBundle.getBundle factory methods during the bundle loading process.
Scanner A simple text scanner which can parse primitive types and strings using regular expressions.
ServiceLoader<S> A simple service-provider loading facility.
SimpleTimeZone SimpleTimeZone is a concrete subclass of TimeZone that represents a time zone for use with a Gregorian calendar.
Stack<E> The Stack class represents a last-in-first-out (LIFO) stack of objects.
StringTokenizer The string tokenizer class allows an application to break a string into tokens.
Timer A facility for threads to schedule tasks for future execution in a background thread.
TimerTask A task that can be scheduled for one-time or repeated execution by a Timer.
TimeZone TimeZone represents a time zone offset, and also figures out daylight savings.
TreeMap<K,V> A Red-Black tree based NavigableMap implementation.
TreeSet<E> A NavigableSet implementation based on a TreeMap.
UUID A class that represents an immutable universally unique identifier (UUID).
Vector<E> The Vector class implements a growable array of objects.
WeakHashMap<K,V> A hashtable-based Map implementation with weak keys.
 

Enum Summary
Formatter.BigDecimalLayoutForm  
 

Exception Summary
ConcurrentModificationException This exception may be thrown by methods that have detected concurrent modification of an object when such modification is not permissible.
DuplicateFormatFlagsException Unchecked exception thrown when duplicate flags are provided in the format specifier.
EmptyStackException Thrown by methods in the Stack class to indicate that the stack is empty.
FormatFlagsConversionMismatchException Unchecked exception thrown when a conversion and flag are incompatible.
FormatterClosedException Unchecked exception thrown when the formatter has been closed.
IllegalFormatCodePointException Unchecked exception thrown when a character with an invalid Unicode code point as defined by Character.isValidCodePoint(int) is passed to the Formatter.
IllegalFormatConversionException Unchecked exception thrown when the argument corresponding to the format specifier is of an incompatible type.
IllegalFormatException Unchecked exception thrown when a format string contains an illegal syntax or a format specifier that is incompatible with the given arguments.
IllegalFormatFlagsException Unchecked exception thrown when an illegal combination flags is given.
IllegalFormatPrecisionException Unchecked exception thrown when the precision is a negative value other than -1, the conversion does not support a precision, or the value is otherwise unsupported.
IllegalFormatWidthException Unchecked exception thrown when the format width is a negative value other than -1 or is otherwise unsupported.
InputMismatchException Thrown by a Scanner to indicate that the token retrieved does not match the pattern for the expected type, or that the token is out of range for the expected type.
InvalidPropertiesFormatException Thrown to indicate that an operation could not complete because the input did not conform to the appropriate XML document type for a collection of properties, as per the Properties specification.
MissingFormatArgumentException Unchecked exception thrown when there is a format specifier which does not have a corresponding argument or if an argument index refers to an argument that does not exist.
MissingFormatWidthException Unchecked exception thrown when the format width is required.
MissingResourceException Signals that a resource is missing.
NoSuchElementException Thrown by the nextElement method of an Enumeration to indicate that there are no more elements in the enumeration.
TooManyListenersException The TooManyListenersException Exception is used as part of the Java Event model to annotate and implement a unicast special case of a multicast Event Source.
UnknownFormatConversionException Unchecked exception thrown when an unknown conversion is given.
UnknownFormatFlagsException Unchecked exception thrown when an unknown flag is given.
 

Error Summary
ServiceConfigurationError Error thrown when something goes wrong while loading a service provider.
 

Package java.util Description

Contains the collections framework, legacy collection classes, event model, date and time facilities, internationalization, and miscellaneous utility classes (a string tokenizer, a random-number generator, and a bit array).

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