How to convert a Java String to a float

Java String/float FAQ: How do I convert a Java String to a float?

Converting a String to a float requires that you first convert the String to a Float object, then convert the Float object to a float data type (Float is an object, while float is a primitive data type).

An example of a simple program that performs this conversion is shown below:

public class StringToFloat
{

  public static void main (String[] args)
  {

    // String s = "fred";    // do this if you want an exception

    String s = "100.00";

    try
    {
      float f = Float.valueOf(s.trim()).floatValue();
      System.out.println("float f = " + f);
    }
    catch (NumberFormatException nfe)
    {
      System.out.println("NumberFormatException: " + nfe.getMessage());
    }
  }
}

Other notes

  • Float.toString(float f) is used to convert in the other direction, from a float to a String.

 

parseFloat()

we can use like this ..

its easy to use also....

float f = Float.parseFloat(s);
System.out.println("float f = " + f);

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