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java equivalent of cout.setwidth();

Posted on 2007-03-21
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what is the java equivalent of the C++ term:

cout.setwidth(5);
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cout.setw(5);

I basically need to lineup the columns after 5 empty characters.

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Use System.out.printf
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and where do i specify the width? System.out.printf(5)?
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System.out.printf("%5s\n", yourString);
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It doesn't really have a equivalent.
you have a few options:

1. create a method that pads a string

System.out.println(pad(x, 5)+pad(y, 5)+pad(z, 5));

2. System.out.printf("%5d%5d%5d\n", x, y, z);

3. Use MessageFormat

Let me know if u have any questions
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you again!
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