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I'd like to create new item that similarly to Util.Map.Entrythat will contain the structure keyvalue.

The problem is that I can't instantiate a Map.Entry because it's an interface.

Does anyone know how to create a new generic key/value object for Map.Entry?

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You can just execute the Map.Entry<K, V> interface yourself:

import java.util.Map;

final class MyEntry<K, V> implements Map.Entry<K, V> {

    private final K key;

    private V value;

    public MyEntry(K key, V value) {

        this.key = key;

        this.value = value;



    public K getKey() {

        return key;



    public V getValue() {

        return value;



    public V setValue(V value) {

        V old = this.value;

        this.value = value;

        return old;



And then apply it:

Map.Entry<String, Object> entry = new MyEntry<String, Object>("Hello", 123);



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