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Java arraylist contains
Posted on: October 23, 2009 at 12:00 AM
This section demonstrates the use of contains() method of the ArrayList

  • contains() method is used to check whether the element is present or not.
  • It returns boolean value i.e. true or false.

Example of Java Arraylist Contains
import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.List;

public class list_contain {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        List list=new ArrayList();
        String names[]={"mac","john","alexender","rock","alex"};
        for (int i = 0; i < names.length; i++) {
     if(list.contains("rock")) {
        System.out.println("rock is present in the list ");
     else {
        System.out.println("rock   is not present in the list ");
rock is present in the list

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Posted on: October 23, 2009

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