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Java String startsWith() Method

❮ String Methods


Find out if the string starts with the specified characters:

String myStr = "Hello";
System.out.println(myStr.startsWith("Hel"));   // true
System.out.println(myStr.startsWith("llo"));   // false
System.out.println(myStr.startsWith("o"));     // false

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Definition and Usage

The startsWith() method checks whether a string starts with the specified character(s).

Tip: Use the endsWith() method to check whether a string ends with the specified character(s).


public boolean startsWith(String chars)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
chars A String, representing the character(s) to check for

Technical Details

Returns: A boolean value:
  • true - if the string starts with the specified character(s)
  • false - if the string does not start with the specified character(s)

❮ String Methods