Android APIs
public interface

Set

implements Collection<E>
java.util.Set<E>
Known Indirect Subclasses

Class Overview

A Set is a data structure which does not allow duplicate elements.

Summary

Public Methods
abstract boolean add(E object)
Adds the specified object to this set.
abstract boolean addAll(Collection<? extends E> collection)
Adds the objects in the specified collection which do not exist yet in this set.
abstract void clear()
Removes all elements from this set, leaving it empty.
abstract boolean contains(Object object)
Searches this set for the specified object.
abstract boolean containsAll(Collection<?> collection)
Searches this set for all objects in the specified collection.
abstract boolean equals(Object object)
Compares the specified object to this set, and returns true if they represent the same object using a class specific comparison.
abstract int hashCode()
Returns the hash code for this set.
abstract boolean isEmpty()
Returns true if this set has no elements.
abstract Iterator<E> iterator()
Returns an iterator on the elements of this set.
abstract boolean remove(Object object)
Removes the specified object from this set.
abstract boolean removeAll(Collection<?> collection)
Removes all objects in the specified collection from this set.
abstract boolean retainAll(Collection<?> collection)
Removes all objects from this set that are not contained in the specified collection.
abstract int size()
Returns the number of elements in this set.
abstract <T> T[] toArray(T[] array)
Returns an array containing all elements contained in this set.
abstract Object[] toArray()
Returns an array containing all elements contained in this set.
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Inherited Methods
From interface java.util.Collection
From interface java.lang.Iterable

Public Methods

public abstract boolean add (E object)

Added in API level 1

Adds the specified object to this set. The set is not modified if it already contains the object.

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

public abstract boolean addAll (Collection<? extends E> collection)

Added in API level 1

Adds the objects in the specified collection which do not exist yet in this set.

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

public abstract void clear ()

Added in API level 1

Removes all elements from this set, leaving it empty.

Throws
UnsupportedOperationException when removing from this set is not supported.

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public abstract boolean contains (Object object)

Added in API level 1

Searches this set for the specified object.

Parameters
object Object: the object to search for.
Returns
boolean true if object is an element of this set, false otherwise.

public abstract boolean containsAll (Collection<?> collection)

Added in API level 1

Searches this set for all objects in the specified collection.

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

public abstract boolean equals (Object object)

Added in API level 1

Compares the specified object to this set, and returns true if they represent the same object using a class specific comparison. Equality for a set means that both sets have the same size and the same elements.

Parameters
object Object: the object to compare with this object.
Returns
boolean boolean true if the object is the same as this object, and false if it is different from this object.

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public abstract int hashCode ()

Added in API level 1

Returns the hash code for this set. Two set which are equal must return the same value.

Returns
int the hash code of this set.

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public abstract boolean isEmpty ()

Added in API level 1

Returns true if this set has no elements.

Returns
boolean true if this set has no elements, false otherwise.

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public abstract Iterator<E> iterator ()

Added in API level 1

Returns an iterator on the elements of this set. The elements are unordered.

Returns
Iterator<E> an iterator on the elements of this set.

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public abstract boolean remove (Object object)

Added in API level 1

Removes the specified object from this set.

Parameters
object Object: the object to remove.
Returns
boolean true if this set was modified, false otherwise.
Throws
UnsupportedOperationException when removing from this set is not supported.

public abstract boolean removeAll (Collection<?> collection)

Added in API level 1

Removes all objects in the specified collection from this set.

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

public abstract boolean retainAll (Collection<?> collection)

Added in API level 1

Removes all objects from this set that are not contained in the specified collection.

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

public abstract int size ()

Added in API level 1

Returns the number of elements in this set.

Returns
int the number of elements in this set.

public abstract T[] toArray (T[] array)

Added in API level 1

Returns an array containing all elements contained in this set. 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 set, the array element following the collection elements is set to null.

Parameters
array T: the array.
Returns
T[] an array of the elements from this set.
Throws
ArrayStoreException when the type of an element in this set cannot be stored in the type of the specified array.

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public abstract Object[] toArray ()

Added in API level 1

Returns an array containing all elements contained in this set.

Returns
Object[] an array of the elements from this set.