Java.lang.StringBuilder.replace() Method

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Description

The java.lang.StringBuilder.replace() method replaces the characters in a substring of this sequence with characters in the specified String. The substring begins at the specified start and extends to the character at index end - 1 or to the end of the sequence if no such character exists.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.lang.StringBuilder.replace() method

public StringBuilder replace(int start, int end, String str)

Parameters

  • start -- This is the beginning index, inclusive.

  • end -- This is the ending index, exclusive.

  • str -- This is the String that will replace previous contents.

Return Value

This method returns this object.

Exception

  • StringIndexOutOfBoundsException -- if start is negative, greater than length(), or greater than end.

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.lang.StringBuilder.replace() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.lang.*;

public class StringBuilderDemo {

  public static void main(String[] args) {
  
    StringBuilder str = new StringBuilder("Java Util Package");
    System.out.println("string = " + str);
    
    // replace substring from index 5 to index 9
    str.replace(5, 9, "Lang");
    // prints the StringBuilder after replacing
    System.out.println("After replacing: " + str);
  }
}

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result:

string = Java Util Package
After replacing: Java Lang Package



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