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    StormyWaters is offline Senior Member
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    Default Quick Question regarding converting char to String

    This may sound stupid, but is there any difference between a declared String object and one that is created using the String.valueOf(char) method?

    Java Code:
         char c = 'L';
         String fromChar = String.valueOf(c);
         String notFromChar = "L";
    Is there any difference between the fromChar and the notFromChar variables? If you compare them to each other using the .equals() method, it does return true, but I've run across a Third Party jar that processes differently depending on what I pass it.

    Any help/thoughts would be appreciated.

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    Default Re: Quick Question regarding converting char to String

    If the equals() method returns true then the contents of the two Strings is the same.

    No idea what the third party code does without seeing the code.
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