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Java Formatter close() Method with Example

Formatter Class close() method: Here, we are going to learn about the close() method of Formatter Class with its syntax and example.
Submitted by Preeti Jain, on February 14, 2020

Formatter Class close() method

  • close() method is available in java.util package.
  • close() method is used to close this formatter (i.e. During call close() method permits to release busy or free resources) and close() method has no effect when this Formatter is already closed before.
  • close() method is a non-static method, it is accessible with the class object and if we try to access the method with the class name then we will get an error.
  • close() method does not throw an exception at the time of closing Formatter.


    public void close();


  • It does not accept any parameter.

Return value:

The return type of this method is void, it returns nothing.


// Java program is to demonstrate the example of
// close()  method of Formatter

import java.util.*;

public class CloseOfFormatter {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        // Instantiates a StringBuffer and Formmatter object
        StringBuffer sb = new StringBuffer();
        Formatter formatt = new Formatter(sb, Locale.UK);

        // By using format() method is to format a string
        formatt.format("Hi %s !", "IncludeHelp");

        // Display Formatted String

        // By using close() method is to close
        // the formatter


Hi IncludeHelp !


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