java.lang.Short equals​(Object obj)


The equals​(Object obj) method of Short class compares this object to the specified object. The result is true if and only if the argument is not null and is a Short object that contains the same short value as this object.


  • Overrides equals in class Object.

Method Syntax

public boolean equals​(Object obj)

Method Argument

Data Type Parameter Description
Object obj the object to compare with

Method Returns

The equals​(Object obj) method of Short class returns true if the objects are the same; false otherwise.


Requires Java 1.1 and up

Java Short equals​(Object obj) Example

Below is a simple java example on the usage of equals​(Object obj) method of Short class.


 * This example source code demonstrates the use of  
 * equals(Object obj) method of Short class

public class ShortEqualsExample {

	public static void main(String[] args) {

		// initialize a new Long object
		Short value = 132;

		// initialize an object
		Object obj = value;

		// check equality
		boolean result = value.equals(obj);

		// print result
		if (result) {
			System.out.println("They are equal");
		} else {
			System.out.println("They are not equal");

		 * This is a standard method inherited by all classes to class Object



Sample Output

Below is the sample output when you run the above example.

Java Short equals(Object obj) method example output