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Posted on 2003-12-11
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Hi I have the followig method
      public String toString()
      {
        StringBuffer buff = new StringBuffer();
        buff.append("This is a test message");
        return buff.toString      
      }

This returns  "" basically nothing
but if I use
                 return new String(buff.toString());

This returns the required result.

Cant understand :(

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That won't compile at the moment

>>return buff.toString      

should be

return buff.toString();      

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they both should return the same.
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The above code wont compile
because >>> return buff.toString <<< should actually be buff.toString()
and yeah they both should give the same output.
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Sorry it should be return buff.toString().
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Sorry but that was a typo there .....
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by:applekanna
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got it I called it just as

MyObject.toString();

Should have encapsulated it in a System.out.

Thx for ur help
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8-)
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