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Java Scanner nextLine() Method with Example

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

Scanner Class nextLine() method

  • nextLine() method is available in java.util package.
  • nextLine() method is used to get the skipped line.
  • nextLine() 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.
  • nextLine() method may throw an exception at the time of returning a new line.
    • NoSuchElementException: This exception may throw when no line exists.
    • IllegalStateException: This exception may throw when this Scanner is not opened.

Syntax:

    public String nextLine();

Parameter(s):

  • It does not accept any parameter.

Return value:

The return type of the method is String, it returns skipped line.

Example:

// Java program to demonstrate the example 
// of String nextLine() method of Scanner 

import java.util.*;

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

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

        // Display Scanner
        System.out.println("sc.nextLine(): " + sc.nextLine());

        // Display NextLine
        System.out.println("sc.nextLine(): " + sc.nextLine());

        // close the scanner
        sc.close();
    }
}

Output

sc.nextLine(): Hi, true 
sc.nextLine():  IncludeHelp! 8 + 2.0f = 10.0f





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