Kotlin Type Aliases

title: Type Aliases

Type Aliases

A type alias is a way to provide an alternative name to an existing type. This can be helpful when an existing type has a long name. It’s important to note, Type aliases do not introduce new types. They still equate to their original, underlying types.

Basic Usage

typealias LocalUsers = List<User.LocalUser>

You can also create type aliases for function types.

typealias ValidUsername = (String) -> Boolean

And for inner & nested classes.

class Foo { inner class Bar } class Baz { inner class Bar } typealias FBar = Foo.Bar typealias BBar = Baz.Bar

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