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java.util
Interface Collection<E>

All Superinterfaces:
Iterable<E>
All Known Subinterfaces:
BlockingQueue<E>, List<E>, Queue<E>, Set<E>, SortedSet<E>
All Known Implementing Classes:
AbstractCollection, AbstractList, AbstractQueue, AbstractSequentialList, AbstractSet, ArrayBlockingQueue, ArrayList, Collections.SynchronizedCollection, Collections.SynchronizedList, Collections.SynchronizedRandomAccessList, Collections.SynchronizedSet, Collections.SynchronizedSortedSet, ConcurrentHashMap.EntrySet, ConcurrentHashMap.KeySet, ConcurrentHashMap.Values, ConcurrentLinkedQueue, CopyOnWriteArrayList, CopyOnWriteArrayList.SubList, CopyOnWriteArraySet, DelayQueue, EnumSet, HashMap.HashMapEntrySet, HashSet, HugeEnumSet, IdentityHashMap.IdentityHashMapEntrySet, LinkedBlockingQueue, LinkedHashMap.LinkedHashMapEntrySet, LinkedHashSet, LinkedList, MiniEnumSet, PriorityBlockingQueue, PriorityQueue, Stack, SynchronousQueue, TreeMap.SubMapEntrySet, TreeMap.SubMapKeySet, TreeMap.SubMapValuesCollection, TreeSet, Uri.PathSegments, Vector

public interface Collection<E>
extends Iterable<E>

Collection is the root of the collection hierarchy.


Method Summary
 boolean add(E object)
          Attempts to add object to the contents of this Collection.
 boolean addAll(Collection<? extends E> collection)
          Attempts to add all of the objects contained in collection to the contents of this collection.
 void clear()
          Removes all elements from this Collection, leaving it empty.
 boolean contains(Object object)
          Searches this Collection for the specified object.
 boolean containsAll(Collection<?> collection)
          Searches this Collection for all objects in the specified Collection.
 boolean equals(Object object)
          Compares the argument to the receiver, and returns true if they represent the same object using a class specific comparison.
 int hashCode()
          Returns an integer hash code for the receiver.
 boolean isEmpty()
          Returns if this Collection has no elements, a size of zero.
 Iterator<E> iterator()
          Returns an instance of Iterator that may be used to access the objects contained by this collection.
 boolean remove(Object object)
          Removes the first occurrence of the specified object from this Collection.
 boolean removeAll(Collection<?> collection)
          Removes all occurrences in this Collection of each object in the specified Collection.
 boolean retainAll(Collection<?> collection)
          Removes all objects from this Collection that are not also found in the contents of collection.
 int size()
          Returns a count of how many objects are contained by this collection.
 Object[] toArray()
          Returns a new array containing all elements contained in this Collection.
<T> T[]
toArray(T[] array)
          Returns an array containing all elements contained in this Collection.
 

Method Detail

add

boolean add(E object)
Attempts to add object to the contents of this Collection.

Parameters:
object - the object to add
Returns:
true if this Collection is modified, false otherwise
Throws:
UnsupportedOperationException - when adding to this Collection is not supported
ClassCastException - when the class of the object is inappropriate for this Collection
IllegalArgumentException - when the object cannot be added to this Collection

addAll

boolean addAll(Collection<? extends E> collection)
Attempts to add all of the objects contained in collection to the contents of this collection.

Parameters:
collection - the Collection of objects
Returns:
true if this Collection is modified, false otherwise
Throws:
UnsupportedOperationException - when adding to this Collection is not supported
ClassCastException - when the class of an object is inappropriate for this Collection
IllegalArgumentException - when an object cannot be added to this Collection

clear

void clear()
Removes all elements from this Collection, leaving it empty.

Throws:
UnsupportedOperationException - when removing from this Collection is not supported
See Also:
isEmpty(), size()

contains

boolean contains(Object object)
Searches this Collection for the specified object.

Parameters:
object - the object to search for
Returns:
true if object is an element of this Collection, false otherwise

containsAll

boolean containsAll(Collection<?> collection)
Searches this Collection for all objects in the specified Collection.

Parameters:
collection - the Collection of objects
Returns:
true if all objects in the specified Collection are elements of this Collection, false otherwise

equals

boolean equals(Object object)
Compares the argument to the receiver, and returns true if they represent the same object using a class specific comparison.

Overrides:
equals in class Object
Parameters:
object - Object the object to compare with this object.
Returns:
boolean true if the object is the same as this object false if it is different from this object.
See Also:
hashCode()

hashCode

int hashCode()
Returns an integer hash code for the receiver. Objects which are equal answer the same value for this method.

Overrides:
hashCode in class Object
Returns:
the receiver's hash
See Also:
equals(java.lang.Object)

isEmpty

boolean isEmpty()
Returns if this Collection has no elements, a size of zero.

Returns:
true if this Collection has no elements, false otherwise
See Also:
size()

iterator

Iterator<E> iterator()
Returns an instance of Iterator that may be used to access the objects contained by this collection.

Specified by:
iterator in interface Iterable<E>
Returns:
an iterator for accessing the collection contents

remove

boolean remove(Object object)
Removes the first occurrence of the specified object from this Collection.

Parameters:
object - the object to remove
Returns:
true if this Collection is modified, false otherwise
Throws:
UnsupportedOperationException - when removing from this Collection is not supported

removeAll

boolean removeAll(Collection<?> collection)
Removes all occurrences in this Collection of each object in the specified Collection.

Parameters:
collection - the Collection of objects to remove
Returns:
true if this Collection is modified, false otherwise
Throws:
UnsupportedOperationException - when removing from this Collection is not supported

retainAll

boolean retainAll(Collection<?> collection)
Removes all objects from this Collection that are not also found in the contents of collection.

Parameters:
collection - the Collection of objects to retain
Returns:
true if this Collection is modified, false otherwise
Throws:
UnsupportedOperationException - when removing from this Collection is not supported

size

int size()
Returns a count of how many objects are contained by this collection.

Returns:
how many objects are contained by this collection

toArray

Object[] toArray()
Returns a new array containing all elements contained in this Collection.

Returns:
an array of the elements from this Collection

toArray

<T> T[] toArray(T[] array)
Returns an array containing all elements contained in this Collection. If the specified array is large enough to hold the elements, the specified array is used, otherwise an array of the same type is created. If the specified array is used and is larger than this Collection, the array element following the collection elements is set to null.

Parameters:
array - the array
Returns:
an array of the elements from this Collection
Throws:
ArrayStoreException - when the type of an element in this Collection cannot be stored in the type of the specified array

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