A nice feature of Eclipse is that you can easily generate hashCode and equals methods for your Java class using the editor.
You'll really appreciate this capability when you need to create these methods whenever you're doing anything related to sorting, comparisons, comparators, etc. To generate hashCode and equals methods, just have the desired Java class open in the Eclipse editor, then click the Source menu, then choose the "Generate hashCode and equals " menu item.
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Assuming you have class variables available, Eclipse will generate the methods for you. Of course, like any generated code you'll want to review it, but I've been able to use the generated code in several tests so far. I've included the source code for a Java class below, so you can see what the class looked like before creating these methods, and then see the hashCode and equals methods Eclipse generated.
I think this will make sense in a more-complicated Java class. For instance, I just generated a hash code in Eclipse, starting with this Java class that had a few different fields in it:.
In this case it used my int , float , and String fields to generate the hash code. For completeness, here's the source code for the equals method that Eclipse generated for this example Java class:.
Eclipse can generate Java hashCode and equals methods. By Alvin Alexander. Last updated: June 3 Follow up I've included the source code for a Java class below, so you can see what the class looked like before creating these methods, and then see the hashCode and equals methods Eclipse generated.
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