Java String Equals() Method



The java string equals() method evaluates the two agreed on strings rooted in the content of the string. If any value is not matched, it revisits false. If all values are matched, it revisits true. The String equals() technique supersedes the equals() technique of the Object class.


Here is the syntax of this method:

public boolean equals(Object anObject)


Here is the detail of parameters −

  • anObject − the object to compare this String against.

Return Value

  • This method returns true if the String are equal; false otherwise.


public class Test {

   public static void main(String args[]) {
      String Str1 = new String("This is really not immutable!!");
      String Str2 = Str1;
      String Str3 = new String("This is really not immutable!!");
      boolean retVal;

      retVal = Str1.equals( Str2 );
      System.out.println("Returned Value = " + retVal );

      retVal = Str1.equals( Str3 );
      System.out.println("Returned Value = " + retVal );

This will produce the following result:


Returned Value = true
Returned Value = true

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