Generics methods in java example

The methods which can handle different types of arguments are known as generic methods. Types of the argument are specified on method call.
Syntax: generic method includes a type parameter, inside angle brackets and appears before the method’s return type.
public static <T> T identical(T obj){
return returnValue;

* This class is used to show the use of generics method.
* @author javawithease

class Test {
//Generics method
public <T> void showItemDetails(T item){
System.out.println("Value of the item: " + item);
System.out.println("Type of the item: "
+ item.getClass().getName());
public class GenericsTest {
public static void main(String args[]){
//String type test
Test test = new Test();
test.showItemDetails("Test String.");


Value of the item: Test String.
Type of the item: java.lang.String
Value of the item: 100
Type of the item: java.lang.Integer

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