TreeMap example in Java

By: Daniel Malcolm  

The TreeMap class implements the Map interface by using a tree. A TreeMap provides an efficient means of storing key/value pairs in sorted order, and allows rapid retrieval. You should note that, unlike a hash map, a tree map guarantees that its elements will be sorted in ascending key order.
The following TreeMap constructors are defined:

TreeMap( )
TreeMap(Comparator comp)
TreeMap(Map m)
TreeMap(SortedMap sm)

The first form constructs an empty tree map that will be sorted by using the natural order of its keys. The second form constructs an empty tree-based map that will be sorted by using the Comparator comp. (Comparators are discussed later in this chapter.) The third form initializes a tree map with the entries from m, which will be sorted by using the natural order of the keys. The fourth form initializes a tree map with the entries from sm, which will be sorted in the same order as sm.

TreeMap implements SortedMap and extends AbstractMap. It does not define any additional methods of its own. The following program reworks the preceding example so that it uses TreeMap:

import java.util.*;
class TreeMapDemo {
public static void main(String args[]) {
// Create a tree map
TreeMap tm = new TreeMap();
// Put elements to the map
tm.put("John Doe", new Double(3434.34));
tm.put("Tom Smith", new Double(123.22));
tm.put("Jane Baker", new Double(1378.00));
tm.put("Todd Hall", new Double(99.22));
tm.put("Ralph Smith", new Double(-19.08));
// Get a set of the entries
Set set = tm.entrySet();
// Get an iterator
Iterator i = set.iterator();
// Display elements
while(i.hasNext()) {
Map.Entry me = (Map.Entry);
System.out.print(me.getKey() + ": ");
// Deposit 1000 into John Doe's account
double balance = ((Double)tm.get("John Doe")).doubleValue();
tm.put("John Doe", new Double(balance + 1000));
System.out.println("John Doe's new balance: " +
tm.get("John Doe"));

The following is the output from this program:

Jane Baker: 1378.0
John Doe: 3434.34
Ralph Smith: -19.08
Todd Hall: 99.22
Tom Smith: 123.22
John Doe's current balance: 4434.34

Notice that TreeMap sorts the keys. However, in this case, they are sorted by first name instead of last name. You can alter this behavior by specifying a comparator when the map is created. The next section describes how.

Archived Comments

1. The example is good but there is an easy to iterate over any collection class IE

View Tutorial          By: manish at 2013-03-24 16:21:03

2. easy to understand for newbie... :P
View Tutorial          By: Emraan at 2011-11-02 16:09:56

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View Tutorial          By: ppp at 2011-11-01 12:56:38

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View Tutorial          By: sravs at 2011-05-16 00:45:05

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