Convert HashSet to Object array example

With this example we are going to demonstrate how to convert a HashSet to an Object array. In short, to convert a HashSet to an Object array you should:

  • Create a new HashSet.
  • Populate the hashSet with elements, using add(E e) API method of HashSet.
  • Invoke toArray() API method. This method returns an array containing all of the elements in this set. If this set makes any guarantees as to what order its elements are returned by its iterator, this method must return the elements in the same order. The method must allocate a new array even if this set is backed by an array. The caller is thus free to modify the returned array.

Let’s take a look at the code snippet that follows:

package com.javacodegeeks.snippets.core;
import java.util.HashSet;
public class HashSetToArrayExample {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    // Create a HashSet and populate it with elements
    HashSet hashSet = new HashSet();
    // Object[] toArray() method returns an array containing all of the elements in this set
    Object[] objArray = hashSet.toArray();
    System.out.println("Elements in Array :");
    for(int i=0; i < objArray.length ; i++)



Elements in Array :

This was an example of how to convert a HashSet to an Object array in Java.

Byron Kiourtzoglou

Byron is a master software engineer working in the IT and Telecom domains. He is an applications developer in a wide variety of applications/services. He is currently acting as the team leader and technical architect for a proprietary service creation and integration platform for both the IT and Telecom industries in addition to a in-house big data real-time analytics solution. He is always fascinated by SOA, middleware services and mobile development. Byron is co-founder and Executive Editor at Java Code Geeks.
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