Java String: contains() Method

contains() method - Checks whether a string contains another string

The contains() method is used to check if and only if a string contains the specified sequence of character values.

Pictorial presentation of Java String contains() Method

Java String: contains() Method

Java Platform: Java SE 8 and above

Syntax contains() method

contains(CharSequence s)

Parameters contains() method

Name Description Type
s The sequence to search for. String

Return Value contains() method:

  • Returns true if the string contains the specified sequence of character values
  • False otherwise.

Return Value Type: boolean

Example: Java String contains() Method

public class Example {

public static void main(String[] args)
        String str1 = "Java Exercises and SQL Exercises";
        String str2 = "and";
System.out.println("Original String: " + str1);
System.out.println("Specified sequence of char values: " + str2);


Original String: Java Exercises and SQL Exercises      
Specified sequence of char values: and                 

Java Code Editor:

Previous:concat Method
Next:contentEquals Method

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for latest update.