Re: enum convert to char... how?

RedGrittyBrick <>
Mon, 05 Nov 2007 17:04:54 +0000
Wojtek wrote:

buu wrote :

I created my enum type
enum UserStatus{
    X, L, D, B, V, N

wich I would like to send as an string or char...

there's no .toString() function of (char) casting....

switch-case is last solution...

In addition to the other advice, you can also build your own display:

enum UserStatus
 X('X'), L('L'), D('D'), B('B'), V('V'), N('N');

 private char displayCode;

 private UserStatus(char display)
   displayCode = display;

 public char getDisplayCode()
   return displayCode;

That seems a bit over the top for the case when the string you want to
display is easily derived from the enum value

   public class TestUserStatus {
       enum UserStatus {
           X, L, D, B, V, N ;
       public static void main(String[] args) {
           UserStatus status = UserStatus.X;

If the display code is not exactly the same as the name, you could add
to the enum a method to make use of name() - for example:
         public String getDisplayCode() {
             return name().toLowerCase();
Or you could just override the toString() method as others suggested.

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