Java convert float to String example

This example shows how to convert float to string in Java using valueOf, toString, and + operator. It also shows the best way to convert among them.

How to convert float to String in Java?

1) Convert float to string using the String class

You can use the valueOf static method of the String class to convert.

The valueOf method returns a string representation of float argument.

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2) Using the Float wrapper class

Use the toString method of the Float wrapper class to convert.

This method returns a string representation of the float value passed as a parameter.

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3) Using string concatenation

String concatenation can be indirectly used to convert any Java primitive values to a string as given below.

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What is the best way to convert?

The valueOf method of the the String class internally calls the toString method of the Float wrapper class to convert. Using either of the methods is equally efficient in terms of performance. The preferred way is to use the toString method of the Float wrapper class.

String concatenation should be avoided mainly for the conversion purpose because,

a) It is difficult to visually understand that the intent of the code statement is to conversion.

b) String concatenation operation creates unnecessary temporary objects during the conversion process. String concatenation is achieved using the append method of the StringBuilder or StringBuffer class. So the code,

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This example is a part of the Java Basic Examples and Java Type conversion Tutorial.

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