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Java String compareToIgnoreCase() Method



This method compares two strings lexicographically, ignoring case differences.


Syntax

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int compareToIgnoreCase(String str)

Parameters

Here is the detail of parameters โˆ’

  • str โˆ’ the String to be compared.

Return Value

  • This method returns a negative integer, zero, or a positive integer as the specified String is greater than, equal to, or less than this String, ignoring case considerations.

Example


 
public class Myproject {

   public static void main(String args[]) {
      String str1 = "Strings are immutable";
      String str2 = "Strings are immutable";
      String str3 = "Integers are not immutable";

      int result = str1.compareToIgnoreCase( str2 );
      System.out.println(result);

      result = str2.compareToIgnoreCase( str3 );
      System.out.println(result);

      result = str3.compareToIgnoreCase( str1 );
      System.out.println(result);
   }
}
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