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Java String equalsIgnoreCase() Method

❮ String Methods


Compare strings to find out if they are equal, ignoring case differences:

String myStr1 = "Hello";
String myStr2 = "HELLO";
String myStr3 = "Another String";
System.out.println(myStr1.equalsIgnoreCase(myStr2)); // true
System.out.println(myStr1.equalsIgnoreCase(myStr3)); // false

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Definition and Usage

The equalsIgnoreCase() method compares two strings, ignoring lower case and upper case differences.

This method returns true if the strings are equal, and false if not.

Tip: Use the compareToIgnoreCase() method to compare two strings lexicographically, ignoring case differences.


public boolean equalsIgnoreCase(String anotherString)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
anotherString A String, representing the other string to be compared

Technical Details

Returns: A boolean value:
  • true - if the strings are equal, ignoring case differences
  • false - if the strings are not equal

❮ String Methods