Matcher toMatchResult() method in Java with Examples

JavaObject Oriented ProgrammingProgramming

The java.util.regex.Matcher class represents an engine that performs various match operations. There is no constructor for this class, you can create/obtain an object of this class using the matches() method of the class java.util.regex.Pattern.

The toMatchResult() method of this (Matcher) returns the match state of the current matcher.

Example 1

import java.util.regex.Matcher;
import java.util.regex.Pattern;
public class ToMatchResultExample {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      String str = "<p>This <b>is</b> an <b>example</b>.</p>";
      //Regular expression to match contents of the bold tags
      String regex = "<b>(\S+)</b>";
      //Creating a pattern object
      Pattern pattern = Pattern.compile(regex);
      //Matching the compiled pattern in the String
      System.out.println("State of the matcher: ");
      Matcher matcher = pattern.matcher(str);
      while (matcher.find()) {
         System.out.println(matcher.toMatchResult());
         String result = matcher.group(1);
      }
      matcher = matcher.reset("<p>this is another <b>line</b>.</p>");
      matcher.find();
      System.out.println("");
      System.out.println("State of the matcher after resetting it: 
"+matcher.toMatchResult());    } }

Output

State of the matcher:
java.util.regex.Matcher[pattern=<b>(\S+)</b> region=0,40 lastmatch=<b>is</b>]
java.util.regex.Matcher[pattern=<b>(\S+)</b> region=0,40 lastmatch=<b>example</b>]

State of the matcher after resetting it:
java.util.regex.Matcher[pattern=<b>(\S+)</b> region=0,35 lastmatch=<b>line</b>]

Example 2

import java.util.Scanner;
import java.util.regex.Matcher;
import java.util.regex.Pattern;
public class ToMatchResultExample {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      String regex = "[#]";
      System.out.println("Enter a string: ");
      Scanner sc = new Scanner(System.in);
      String input = sc.nextLine();
      //Creating a pattern object
      Pattern pattern = Pattern.compile(regex);
      //Creating a Matcher object
      Matcher matcher = pattern.matcher(input);
      System.out.println("Match state: ");
      //Finding the match
      while(matcher.find()) {
         System.out.println(matcher.toMatchResult());
      }
   }
}

Output

Enter a string:
#This #is #a #sample #text
Match state:
java.util.regex.Matcher[pattern=[#] region=0,26 lastmatch=#]
java.util.regex.Matcher[pattern=[#] region=0,26 lastmatch=#]
java.util.regex.Matcher[pattern=[#] region=0,26 lastmatch=#]
java.util.regex.Matcher[pattern=[#] region=0,26 lastmatch=#]
java.util.regex.Matcher[pattern=[#] region=0,26 lastmatch=#]
raja
Updated on 20-Nov-2019 07:17:12

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