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Java String - equalsIgnoreCase() Method



The Java equalsIgnoreCase() method is used to compare the specified string against the given string. It returns true if the specified string is not null and represents a string equivalent to given string ignoring case, else returns false.

Syntax

public boolean equalsIgnoreCase(String str)

Parameters

str specify the string to compare against given string.

Return Value

Returns true if the specified string is not null and represents a string equivalent to given string ignoring case, else returns false.

Exception

NA.

Example:

In the example below, equalsIgnoreCase() method is used to compare the specified string against the given string.

public class MyClass {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    String str1 = "Hello";
    String str2 = "HELLO";
    String str3 = "World";

    System.out.println(str1.equalsIgnoreCase(str2)); 
    System.out.println(str1.equalsIgnoreCase(str3)); 
  }
}

The output of the above code will be:

true
false

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