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equals method in java

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In this example you will see how to use equals method in java.

Description:

The equals method found in java.lang.object. It is use to check  state(data) of object not identifying the location in Memory of the object. It return the Boolean value.

In other way it compare content of  object. where as the "==" operator check instance of object are same or not.

Code:

public class EqualDemo1 {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    String s1 = new String("bharat");
    String s2 = new String("bharat");
    String s3 = new String("suraj");
    if (s1.equals(s2))
      System.out.println("TRUE");
    else
      System.out.println("FALSE");
    if (s1.equals(s3))
      System.out.println("TRUE");
    else
      System.out.println("FALSE");
  }
}

Output:

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Difference between == and equals method in java
In this tutorial you will see the difference between the == and equals for comparision in java.
 

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