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Program: How to fill or replace elements of a List or ArrayList?


Collections.fill() method replaces all of the elements of the specified list with the specified element. This method runs in linear time. You can find the example code below:

package com.java2novice.collections;

import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.Collections;
import java.util.List;

public class MyListFill {

	public static void main(String a[]){
		List<String> ll = new ArrayList<String>();
		System.out.println("Original List: "+ll);
		Collections.fill(ll, "TEMP_STRING");
		System.out.println("After fill: "+ll);

Original List: [one, two, three, four]
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