.contains()

Returns true if a sequence of characters exists in a given string, otherwise false.

Syntax

string.contains(CharSequence characters)
  • characters (required): A character value that specifies the character(s) to be searched for.

Example 1

Check if the variable sentence contains either the string "fox" or "bear":

class AnimalFinder {
public static void main(String[] args) {
String sentence = "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.";
System.out.println(sentence.contains("fox"));
System.out.println(sentence.contains("bear"));
// Output: true
// Output: false
}
}

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