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convert a hashtable to arraylist

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Hi ,
Can I convert a HashTable to an ArrayList

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depends if you want the valkues or keys.
to get the keys use:

ArrayList list = new ArrayList(ht.values());

to get the keys:

ArrayList list = new ArrayList(ht.keySet());
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One question what is the differnce between

using constructor
ArrayList list = new ArrayList(ht.values());

and typecasting
ArrayList list = (ArrayList ) ht.values();

Thx
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> using constructor
> ArrayList list = new ArrayList(ht.values());

Creates a new instance of ArrayList

> and typecasting
> ArrayList list = (ArrayList ) ht.values();

Assigns list to the collection returnurned by values().
This will only work if the return instance is an instance of ArrayList (which I'm pretty sure it's not).
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So is typecasting is only used when return type is of object and of other primitive types like char to int is it?

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eg. if you have an ArrayList containing Strings':

String s = (String) mylist.get(0);
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thx for ur help :)
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