How to convert a char to a String

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I have a char and I need a String. How do I convert from one to the other?
Dec 29, 2020 in Java by anonymous
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You can use Character.toString(char). Note that this method simply returns a call to String.valueOf(char), which also works.

As others have noted, string concatenation works as a shortcut as well:

String s = "" + 's';

But this compiles down to:

String s = new StringBuilder().append("").append('s').toString();

which is less efficient because the StringBuilder is backed by a char[] (over-allocated by StringBuilder() to 16), only for that array to be defensively copied by the resulting String.

String.valueOf(char) "gets in the back door" by wrapping the char in a single-element array and passing it to the package private constructor String(char[], boolean), which avoids the array copy.

answered Dec 29, 2020 by Gitika
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Convert Char To String

  1. public class CharToString_toString {
  2. public static void main(String[] args) {
  3. //input character variable.
  4. char myChar = 'g';
  5. //Using toString() method.
  6. //toString method take character parameter and convert string.
  7. String myStr = Character. toString(myChar);
  8. //print string value.
answered Dec 29, 2020 by Nikita
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Java char to String Example: String.valueOf() method

Let's see the simple code to convert char to String in java using String.valueOf() method.

  1. char c='S';  
  2. String s=String.valueOf(c);  

Let's see the simple example of converting char to String in java.

public class CharToStringExample1{  

public static void main(String args[]){  

char c='S';  

String s=String.valueOf(c);  

System.out.println("String is: "+s);  

}}  
  1. Output:

    String is: S
answered Dec 29, 2020 by Carlos
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There are two ways you can do char to String conversion –
1. Using String.valueOf(char ch) method
2. Using Character.toString(char ch) method

answered Dec 29, 2020 by Roshni
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