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What is ArrayUtils.contains in Java?

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contains is a static method of the ArrayUtils class that checks whether the given array contains the given element or not.

Add apache commons-lang package

ArrayUtils is defined in the Apache Commons Lang package. The package can be added to the Maven project by adding the following dependency to the pom.xml file.


<dependency>
            <groupId>org.apache.commons</groupId>
            <artifactId>commons-lang3</artifactId>
            <version>3.12.0</version>
</dependency>

For other versions of the commons-lang package, refer to the Maven Repository.

Importing ArrayUtils

You can import the ArrayUtils class as follows:


import org.apache.commons.lang3.ArrayUtils;

Syntax


public static boolean contains(final int[] array, final int valueToFind)

Parameters

  • final int[] array: array of elements
  • final int valueToFind: element to find in the array

Returns

This method returns true if the array contains the element, and returns false otherwise.

Code

Example 1

  • array = [1,2,3,4,5]
  • elementToFind - 3

Applying the contains function will result in true, as the array contains the given element.

Example 2

  • array = [1,2,3,4,5]
  • elementToFind - 100

Applying the contains function will result in false, as the array does not contain the given element.

import org.apache.commons.lang3.ArrayUtils;

public class Main {

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        int[] array = new int[]{1,2,3,4,5,2,3,2,2,4};
        int elementToFind = 3;
        boolean check = ArrayUtils.contains(array, elementToFind);
        System.out.println("Array contains element " + elementToFind + " - " + check);
        elementToFind = 100;
        check = ArrayUtils.contains(array, elementToFind);
        System.out.println("Array contains element " + elementToFind + " - " + check);
    }
}

Output


Array contains element 3 - true
Array contains element 100 - false

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