Groovy - padLeft()


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Pad the String with the spaces appended to the left.This method has 2 different variants.

  • String padLeft(Number numberOfCharacters) − Pad the String with the spaces appended to the left.

Syntax

String padLeft(Number numberOfCharacters)

Parameters

numberOfCharacters – The number of characters to pad the string with.

Return Value − The new value of the string with the padded characters

  • String padLeft(Number numberOfCharacters, String padding) − Pad the String with the padding characters appended to the left.

Syntax

String padLeft(Number numberOfCharacters, String padding)

Parameters

  • numberOfCharacters − The number of characters to pad the string with.

  • Padding − The character to apply for the padding.

Return Value − The new value of the string with the padded characters.

Example

Following is an example of the usage of both method variants −

class Example { 
   static void main(String[] args) { 
      String a = "Hello World";
		
      println(a.padLeft(14)); 
      println(a.padLeft(16)); 
      println(a.padLeft(16,'*')); 
      println(a.padLeft(14,'*')); 
   } 
}

When we run the above program, we will get the following result −

Hello World 
Hello World 
*****Hello World 
***Hello World
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