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How to compare StringBuffer object to String object in java?


Description:

The below example shows how to compare StringBuffer object with String object. String object provides contentEquals() method to compare content with a StringBuffer object.


Code:
package com.myjava.string;

public class MyStringComp {

    public static void main(String a[]){
    
        String c = "We are comparing the content with a StringBuffer content";
        StringBuffer sb =
			new StringBuffer("We are comparing the content with a StringBuffer content");
        /**
         * We can use contentEquals() method to compare content with a StringBuffer.
         * It returns boolean value.
         */
        if(c.contentEquals(sb)){
            System.out.println("The content is equal");
        } else {
            System.out.println("The content is not equal");
        }
        StringBuffer asb =
			new StringBuffer("You cannot compare the content with a String content");
        if(c.contentEquals(asb)){
            System.out.println("The content is equal");
        } else {
            System.out.println("The content is not equal");
        }
    }
}

Example Output

The content is equal
The content is not equal

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