Java - String startsWith() Method


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Description

This method has two variants and tests if a string starts with the specified prefix beginning a specified index or by default at the beginning.

Syntax

Here is the syntax of this method −

public boolean startsWith(String prefix)

Parameters

Here is the detail of parameters −

  • prefix − the prefix to be matched.

Return Value

  • It returns true if the character sequence represented by the argument is a prefix of the character sequence represented by this string; false otherwise.

Example

import java.io.*;
public class Test {

   public static void main(String args[]) {
      String Str = new String("Welcome to Tutorialspoint.com");

      System.out.print("Return Value :" );
      System.out.println(Str.startsWith("Welcome") );

      System.out.print("Return Value :" );
      System.out.println(Str.startsWith("Tutorials") );
   }
}

This will produce the following result −

Output

Return Value :true
Return Value :false

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