Java: EnumMap Class Methods and Examples

java.util.EnumMap class inherits Enum and AbstractMap classes. It’s special type of Map for enum keys.

EnumMap Declaration

public class EnumMap,V> extends AbstractMap implements Serializable, Cloneable  
  • K: Represent as key in Map of type Enum
  • V:Represent as value with respect to K.

Constructors of EnumMap

Constructor Description
EnumMap(Class keyType) Create an empty enum map with the given key type.
EnumMap(EnumMap m) Create an enum map with the same key type as the given enum map.
EnumMap(Map m) Create an enum map initialized from the given map.

Methods of EnumMap

Method Description
clear() Clear all the mapping from the map.
clone() Copy the mapped value of one map to another map as sallow cloning.
containsKey() Check whether a given key is present in this map or not.
containsValue() Check whether one or more key is associated with a specified value or not.
entrySet() Create a set of keys/elements contained in the EnumMap.
equals() Compare two maps keys for equality.
get() Get the mapped value with respect to given key.
hashCode() Get the hashcode value of the EnumMap.
keySet() Return the set of the keys contained in the map.
size() Get count of the size of the EnumMap.
Values() Create a collection view of the values contained in this map.
put() Associate the given value with the specified key in this EnumMap.
putAll() Copy all the mappings from one EnumMap to another new EnumMap.
remove() Remove the mapping for the given key from EnumMap if the given key exist in EnumMap.

EnumMap Example : insert elements and traverse

import java.util.*;

public class EnumMapExample1 {
	// create an enum for keys
	public enum Days {
		Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

	public static void main(String[] args) {

		// Insert elements in map
		EnumMap map = new EnumMap(Days.class);
		map.put(Days.Monday, "1");
		map.put(Days.Wednesday, "3");
		map.put(Days.Friday, "5");
		map.put(Days.Sunday, "7");
		// traverse map
		for (Map.Entry m : map.entrySet()) {
			System.out.println(m.getKey() + " " + m.getValue());

Output :

Monday 1
Wednesday 3
Friday 5
Sunday 7

EnumMap Example: insert objects and traverse

import java.util.EnumMap;
import java.util.Map;
class Magzine {
int id;
String name,author,publisher;
int quantity;
public Magzine(int id, String name, String author, String publisher, int quantity) { = id; = name; = author;
    this.publisher = publisher;
    this.quantity = quantity;

public class EnumMapWithObjectsExample {
	// Creating enum of keys
	public enum Key {
		One, Two, Three

	public static void main(String[]args){
EnumMap map = new EnumMap(Key.class);
		// Creating Magzines
		Magzine m1 = new Magzine(21, "The Sun", "Sy Sunfranchy", "The Sun Company", 8);
		Magzine m2 = new Magzine(22, "Glimmer Trains", "Unknown", "Glimmer Train Press", 4);
		Magzine m3 = new Magzine(23, "Crazy horse", "Brett Lot", "College of Charleston", 6);

		// Adding magzines to Map
		map.put(Key.One, m1);
		map.put(Key.Two, m2);
		map.put(Key.Three, m3);
		// Traversing EnumMap
		for (Map.Entry entry : map.entrySet()) {
			Magzine m = entry.getValue();
			System.out.println( + " " + + " " + + " " + m.publisher + " " + m.quantity);

Output :

21 The Sun Sy Sunfranchy The Sun Company 8
22 Glimmer Trains Unknown Glimmer Train Press 4
23 Crazy horse Brett Lot College of Charleston 6