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Java Scanner nextFloat() Method with Example

Scanner Class nextFloat() method: Here, we are going to learn about the nextFloat() method of Scanner Class with its syntax and example.
Submitted by Preeti Jain, on February 18, 2020

Scanner Class nextFloat() method

  • nextFloat() method is available in java.util package.
  • nextFloat() method is used to scans the next token of the input scanned into a float value.
  • nextFloat() method is a non-static method, it is accessible with the class object only and if we try to access the method with the class name then we will get an error.
  • nextFloat() method may throw an exception at the time of returning float value.
    • InputMismatchException: This exception may throw when the next token input mismatch.
    • NoSuchElementException: This exception may throw when no such element exists.
    • IllegalStateException: This exception may throw when this Scanner is not opened.


    public float nextFloat();


  • It does not accept any parameter.

Return value:

The return type of the method is float, it returns float value for the input.


// Java program to demonstrate the example 
// of float nextFloat() method of Scanner 

import java.util.*;

public class NextFloatOfScanner {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        String str = "Hi, true IncludeHelp! 8 + 2.0f = 10.0f";

        // Instantiate Scanner with the 
        // given str
        Scanner sc = new Scanner(str);

        // Loop for scanning the float
        // token input
        while (sc.hasNext()) {
            // if float then display it
            if (sc.hasNextFloat()) {
                System.out.println("Float Exists: " + sc.nextFloat());

        // close the scanner


Float Exists: 8.0

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