How to Get User Input with Java

To get the users input the module Scanner must be imported. Scanner is built into the java.util package and is used for retrieving inputted datatypes. Here is a link to the Scanner documentation for a more in detail explanation for the package.

import java.util.Scanner; // import the Scanner 

class aaa {
  public static void main(String[] args) {	
    Scanner input = new Scanner(;
    String Name;
    String Last;
    // Enter first & last name
    // Press Enter after
    System.out.println("Enter First & Last Name"); 
    Name = input.nextLine();  
    Last = input.nextLine();
    System.out.println("Full Name is: " + Name + " " + Last);   


Enter First & Last Name
Full Name is: code it

Its important to note that Scanner accepts different input types. For this example, notice the line input.nextLine()

nextLine() is a keyword that tells Scanner that the user is inputting a String. In the table below are a some commonly used Input types.

Reads a String value 
nextInt()Reads a int value
nextFloat()Reads a float value
nextDouble()Reads a double value
Commonly used user Input Types

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