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Program: How to override toString() method with enum?


This example gives how to override toString() method with enum constants. By default the enum toString() method returns the constant name itself. You can change return value by overriding toString() method.

package com.java2novice.enums;

public class MyEnumtoString {

	enum Fruit {
	    	public String toString(){
	    		return "A grape is a non-climacteric fruit.";
	    	public String toString(){
	    		return "The apple is the pomaceous fruit.";
	    	public String toString(){
	    		return "The mango is a fleshy stone fruit.";
	    	public String toString(){
	    		return "Lemons are slow growing varieties of citrus.";
	public static void main(String a[]){

A grape is a non-climacteric fruit.
The apple is the pomaceous fruit.
The mango is a fleshy stone fruit.
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