Java – String regionMatches() Method


This method has two variants which can be used to test if two string regions are equal.


Here is the syntax of this method:

public boolean regionMatches(int toffset,
                             String other,
                             int ooffset,
                             int len)


public boolean regionMatches(boolean ignoreCase,
                             int toffset,
                             String other,
                             int ooffset,
                             int len)


Here is the detail of parameters:

  • toffset — the starting offset of the subregion in this string.
  • other — the string argument.
  • ooffset — the starting offset of the subregion in the string argument.
  • len — the number of characters to compare.
  • ignoreCase — if true, ignore case when comparing characters.

Return Value :

  • It returns true if the specified subregion of this string matches the specified subregion of the string argument; false otherwise. Whether the matching is exact or case insensitive depends on the ignoreCase argument.



public class Test{
   public static void main(String args[]){
      String Str1 = new String("Welcome to");
      String Str2 = new String("dineshon");
      String Str3 = new String("DINESHON");

      System.out.print("Return Value :" );
      System.out.println(Str1.regionMatches(11, Str2, 0, 9));

      System.out.print("Return Value :" );
      System.out.println(Str1.regionMatches(11, Str3, 0, 9));

      System.out.print("Return Value :" );
      System.out.println(Str1.regionMatches(true, 11, Str3, 0, 9));

This produces following result:

Return Value :false
Return Value :false
Return Value :false
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  1. salman ahmad October 25, 2013