TreeMap pollFirstEntry() method in java

Let’s learn TreeMap pollFirstEntry() method in java.

TreeMap pollFirstEntry() method in java

pollFirstEntry() method of TreeMap class removes and returns a key-value mapping associated with the least key in this map, or null if the map is empty.


public Map.Entry<K, V> pollFirstEntry()

Now let’s see example on TreeMap pollFirstEntry() method.

import java.util.TreeMap;
public class TreeMapPollFirstEntryMethodExample
   public static void main(String[] args)
      TreeMap<Integer, String> tm = new TreeMap<Integer, String>();
      tm.put(63, "yellow");
      tm.put(95, "red");
      tm.put(96, "green");
      tm.put(21, "violet");
      tm.put(28, "blue");
      System.out.println("TreeMap before using pollFirstEntry() method: " + tm);
      System.out.println("Value is: " + tm.pollFirstEntry());
      System.out.println("TreeMap after using pollFirstEntry() method: " + tm);


TreeMap before using pollFirstEntry() method: {21=violet, 28=blue, 63=yellow, 95=red, 96=green}
Value is: 21=violet
TreeMap after using pollFirstEntry() method: {28=blue, 63=yellow, 95=red, 96=green}

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