Add elements in HashSet

We can use add() method of HashSet to add elements to HashSet collection

boolean add(Object obj)

It adds the element obj to the Set.

Example

  1. import java.util.HashSet;
  2. public class HashSetAddExample {
  3.    public static void main(String args[]) {
  4.      
  5.       HashSet<String> hs =  new HashSet<String>();
  6.  
  7.       hs.add("java");
  8.       hs.add("c");
  9.       hs.add("c++");
  10.       System.out.println(hs);
  11.     }
  12. }
import java.util.HashSet;
public class HashSetAddExample {
   public static void main(String args[]) {
     
      HashSet<String> hs =  new HashSet<String>();

      hs.add("java");
      hs.add("c");
      hs.add("c++");
      System.out.println(hs);
    }
}


Using addAll() method

We can also add another HashSet to existing HashSet using addAll() method

Example :

  1. import java.util.HashSet;
  2. public class HashSetAddAllExample {
  3.    public static void main(String args[]) {
  4.      
  5.       HashSet<String> hs =  new HashSet<String>();
  6.       HashSet<String> hs1 =  new HashSet<String>();
  7.       hs.add("java");
  8.       hs.add("c");
  9.       hs.add("c++");
  10.  
  11.       hs1.add("python");
  12.       hs1.add("oracle");
  13.       hs.addAll(hs1);
  14.       System.out.println(hs);
  15.     }
  16. }
import java.util.HashSet;
public class HashSetAddAllExample {
   public static void main(String args[]) {
     
      HashSet<String> hs =  new HashSet<String>();
      HashSet<String> hs1 =  new HashSet<String>();
      hs.add("java");
      hs.add("c");
      hs.add("c++");

      hs1.add("python");
      hs1.add("oracle");
      hs.addAll(hs1);
      System.out.println(hs);
    }
}
Note : Using addAll() , we can also add elements of another collection like list to HashSet

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