Java Collections max() Method
The max() is a Java Collections class method which returns the maximum value for the given inputs. All elements in the collection must implement the Comparable interface. There is two different types of Java max() method which can be differentiated depending on its parameter. These are:
Java Collections max(coll) Method
The max() method of Java Collections class is used to get the maximum element of the given collection, according to the natural ordering of its elements.
Java Collections max(coll, comp) Method
The max() method of Java Collections class is used to get the maximum element of the given collection, according to the order induced by the specified comparator.
Following is the declaration of max() method:
The max() method throws the following exceptions-
ClassCastException- It throws this exception if the collection contains elements that are not mutually comparable (for example, strings and integers).
NoSuchElementException- It throws this exception if the collection is empty.
Java 1.4 and above
Example 1Test it Now
Max val: S
Example 2Test it Now
Maximum element is: 250
Example 3Test it Now
Example 4Test it Now
Maximum Element is: XML Maximum Value is: -10