public PrintWriter format (String format, Object… args)

Writes a formatted string to this writer using the specified format string and arguments. If automatic flushing is enabled, calls to this method will flush the output buffer.

The locale always used is the one returned by Locale.getDefault(), regardless of any previous invocations of other formatting methods on this object.

format     A format string as described in Format string syntax.
args     Arguments referenced by the format specifiers in the format string. If there are more arguments than format specifiers, the extra arguments are ignored. The number of arguments is variable and may be zero. The maximum number of arguments is limited by the maximum dimension of a Java array as defined by The Java™ Virtual Machine Specification. The behaviour on a null argument depends on the conversion.

Returns:  This writer

java.util.IllegalFormatException     If a format string contains an illegal syntax, a format specifier that is incompatible with the given arguments, insufficient arguments given the format string, or other illegal conditions. For specification of all possible formatting errors, see the Details section of the Formatter class specification.
NullPointerException     If the format is null

Since:  1.5