Build 1.1_r1 (from source)

java.lang
Class String

java.lang.Object
  extended by java.lang.String
All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable, CharSequence, Comparable<String>

public final class String
extends Object
implements Serializable, Comparable<String>, CharSequence

An immutable sequence of characters/code units (chars). A String is represented by array of UTF-16 values, such that Unicode supplementary characters (code points) are stored/encoded as surrogate pairs via Unicode code units (char).

Since:
Android 1.0
See Also:
StringBuffer, StringBuilder, Charset, Serialized Form

Nested Class Summary
(package private) static class String.ConsolePrintStream
          An PrintStream used for System.out which performs the correct character conversion for the console, since the console may use a different conversion than the default file.encoding.
 
Field Summary
static Comparator<String> CASE_INSENSITIVE_ORDER
          A comparator ignoring the case of the characters.
 
Constructor Summary
String()
          Creates an empty string.
String(byte[] data)
          Converts the byte array to a string using the default encoding as specified by the file.encoding system property.
String(byte[] data, int high)
          Deprecated. Use String(byte[]) or String(byte[], String) instead.
String(byte[] data, int start, int length)
          Converts the byte array to a string using the default encoding as specified by the file.encoding system property.
String(byte[] data, int high, int start, int length)
          Deprecated. Use String(byte[], int, int) instead.
String(byte[] data, int start, int length, String encoding)
          Converts the byte array to a string using the specified encoding.
String(byte[] data, String encoding)
          Converts the byte array to a string using the specified encoding.
String(char[] data)
          Initializes this string to contain the characters in the specified character array.
String(char[] data, int start, int length)
          Initializes this string to contain the specified characters in the character array.
String(int[] codePoints, int offset, int count)
          Creates a String from the sub-array of Unicode code points.
String(int start, int length, char[] data)
           
String(String string)
          Creates a String that is a copy of the specified string.
String(StringBuffer stringbuffer)
          Creates a String from the contents of the specified StringBuffer.
String(StringBuilder sb)
          Creates a String from the contents of the specified StringBuilder.
 
Method Summary
(package private)  void _getChars(int start, int end, char[] buffer, int index)
          Version of getChars without bounds checks, for use by other classes within the java.lang package only.
 char charAt(int index)
          Returns the character at the specified offset in this string.
 int codePointAt(int index)
          Retrieves the Unicode code point (character) value at the specified index.
 int codePointBefore(int index)
          Retrieves the Unicode code point value that precedes the specified index.
 int codePointCount(int beginIndex, int endIndex)
          Calculates the number of Unicode code points between beginIndex and endIndex.
 int compareTo(String string)
          Compares the specified string to this string using the Unicode values of the characters.
 int compareToIgnoreCase(String string)
          Compares the specified string to this string using the Unicode values of the characters, ignoring case differences.
 String concat(String string)
          Concatenates this string and the specified string.
 boolean contains(CharSequence cs)
          Determines if this String contains the sequence of characters in the CharSequence passed.
 boolean contentEquals(CharSequence cs)
          Compares a CharSequence to this String to determine if their contents are equal.
 boolean contentEquals(StringBuffer strbuf)
          Returns whether the characters in the StringBuffer strbuf are the same as those in this string.
static String copyValueOf(char[] data)
          Creates a new string containing the characters in the specified character array.
static String copyValueOf(char[] data, int start, int length)
          Creates a new string containing the specified characters in the character array.
 boolean endsWith(String suffix)
          Compares the specified string to this string to determine if the specified string is a suffix.
 boolean equals(Object object)
          Compares the specified object to this string and returns true if they are equal.
 boolean equalsIgnoreCase(String string)
          Compares the specified string to this string ignoring the case of the characters and returns true if they are equal.
static String format(Locale loc, String format, Object... args)
          Returns a formatted string, using the supplied format and arguments, accordingly to the specified locale.
static String format(String format, Object... args)
          Returns a formatted string, using the supplied format and arguments, using the default locale.
 byte[] getBytes()
          Converts this string to a byte array using the default encoding as specified by the file.encoding system property.
 void getBytes(int start, int end, byte[] data, int index)
          Deprecated. Use getBytes() or getBytes(String)
 byte[] getBytes(String encoding)
          Converts this string to a byte array using the specified encoding.
 void getChars(int start, int end, char[] buffer, int index)
          Copies the specified characters in this string to the character array starting at the specified offset in the character array.
(package private)  char[] getValue()
           
 int hashCode()
          Returns an integer hash code for this object.
 int indexOf(int c)
          Searches in this string for the first index of the specified character.
 int indexOf(int c, int start)
          Searches in this string for the index of the specified character.
 int indexOf(String string)
          Searches in this string for the first index of the specified string.
 int indexOf(String subString, int start)
          Searches in this string for the index of the specified string.
 String intern()
          Searches an internal table of strings for a string equal to this string.
 int lastIndexOf(int c)
          Searches in this string for the last index of the specified character.
 int lastIndexOf(int c, int start)
          Searches in this string for the index of the specified character.
 int lastIndexOf(String string)
          Searches in this string for the last index of the specified string.
 int lastIndexOf(String subString, int start)
          Searches in this string for the index of the specified string.
 int length()
          Returns the size of this string.
 boolean matches(String expr)
          Determines whether this string matches a given regular expression.
 int offsetByCodePoints(int index, int codePointOffset)
          Returns the index within this object that is offset from index by codePointOffset code points.
 boolean regionMatches(boolean ignoreCase, int thisStart, String string, int start, int length)
          Compares the specified string to this string and compares the specified range of characters to determine if they are the same.
 boolean regionMatches(int thisStart, String string, int start, int length)
          Compares the specified string to this string and compares the specified range of characters to determine if they are the same.
 String replace(char oldChar, char newChar)
          Copies this string replacing occurrences of the specified character with another character.
 String replace(CharSequence target, CharSequence replacement)
          Copies this string replacing occurrences of the specified target sequence with another sequence.
 String replaceAll(String expr, String substitute)
          Replace any substrings within this string that match the supplied regular expression expr, with the string substitute.
 String replaceFirst(String expr, String substitute)
          Replace the first substring within this string that matches the supplied regular expression expr, with the string substitute.
 String[] split(String expr)
          Splits this string using the supplied regular expression expr.
 String[] split(String expr, int max)
          Splits this string using the supplied regular expression expr.
 boolean startsWith(String prefix)
          Compares the specified string to this string to determine if the specified string is a prefix.
 boolean startsWith(String prefix, int start)
          Compares the specified string to this string, starting at the specified offset, to determine if the specified string is a prefix.
 CharSequence subSequence(int start, int end)
          Has the same result as the substring function, but is present so that string may implement the CharSequence interface.
 String substring(int start)
          Copies a range of characters into a new string.
 String substring(int start, int end)
          Copies a range of characters into a new string.
 char[] toCharArray()
          Copies the characters in this string to a character array.
 String toLowerCase()
          Converts the characters in this string to lowercase, using the default Locale.
 String toLowerCase(Locale locale)
          Converts the characters in this string to lowercase, using the specified Locale.
 String toString()
          Returns this string.
 String toUpperCase()
          Converts the characters in this string to uppercase, using the default Locale.
 String toUpperCase(Locale locale)
          Converts the characters in this string to uppercase, using the specified Locale.
 String trim()
          Copies this string removing white space characters from the beginning and end of the string.
static String valueOf(boolean value)
          Converts the specified boolean to its string representation.
static String valueOf(char value)
          Converts the specified character to its string representation.
static String valueOf(char[] data)
          Creates a new string containing the characters in the specified character array.
static String valueOf(char[] data, int start, int length)
          Creates a new string containing the specified characters in the character array.
static String valueOf(double value)
          Converts the specified double to its string representation.
static String valueOf(float value)
          Converts the specified float to its string representation.
static String valueOf(int value)
          Converts the specified integer to its string representation.
static String valueOf(long value)
          Converts the specified long to its string representation.
static String valueOf(Object value)
          Converts the specified object to its string representation.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, finalize, getClass, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

CASE_INSENSITIVE_ORDER

public static final Comparator<String> CASE_INSENSITIVE_ORDER
A comparator ignoring the case of the characters.

Since:
Android 1.0
Constructor Detail

String

public String()
Creates an empty string.

Since:
Android 1.0

String

public String(byte[] data)
Converts the byte array to a string using the default encoding as specified by the file.encoding system property. If the system property is not defined, the default encoding is ISO8859_1 (ISO-Latin-1). If 8859-1 is not available, an ASCII encoding is used.

Parameters:
data - the byte array to convert to a string.
Since:
Android 1.0

String

@Deprecated
public String(byte[] data,
                         int high)
Deprecated. Use String(byte[]) or String(byte[], String) instead.

Converts the byte array to a string, setting the high byte of every character to the specified value.

Parameters:
data - the byte array to convert to a string.
high - the high byte to use.
Since:
Android 1.0

String

public String(byte[] data,
              int start,
              int length)
Converts the byte array to a string using the default encoding as specified by the file.encoding system property. If the system property is not defined, the default encoding is ISO8859_1 (ISO-Latin-1). If 8859-1 is not available, an ASCII encoding is used.

Parameters:
data - the byte array to convert to a string.
start - the starting offset in the byte array.
length - the number of bytes to convert.
Throws:
IndexOutOfBoundsException - if length < 0, start < 0 or start + length > data.length.
Since:
Android 1.0

String

@Deprecated
public String(byte[] data,
                         int high,
                         int start,
                         int length)
Deprecated. Use String(byte[], int, int) instead.

Converts the byte array to a string, setting the high byte of every character to the specified value.

Parameters:
data - the byte array to convert to a string.
high - the high byte to use.
start - the starting offset in the byte array.
length - the number of bytes to convert.
Throws:
IndexOutOfBoundsException - if length < 0, start < 0 or start + length > data.length
Since:
Android 1.0

String

public String(byte[] data,
              int start,
              int length,
              String encoding)
       throws UnsupportedEncodingException
Converts the byte array to a string using the specified encoding.

Parameters:
data - the byte array to convert to a string.
start - the starting offset in the byte array.
length - the number of bytes to convert.
encoding - the encoding.
Throws:
IndexOutOfBoundsException - if length < 0, start < 0 or start + length > data.length.
UnsupportedEncodingException - if encoding is not supported.
Since:
Android 1.0

String

public String(byte[] data,
              String encoding)
       throws UnsupportedEncodingException
Converts the byte array to a string using the specified encoding.

Parameters:
data - the byte array to convert to a string.
encoding - the encoding.
Throws:
UnsupportedEncodingException - if encoding is not supported.
Since:
Android 1.0

String

public String(char[] data)
Initializes this string to contain the characters in the specified character array. Modifying the character array after creating the string has no effect on the string.

Parameters:
data - the array of characters.
Since:
Android 1.0

String

public String(char[] data,
              int start,
              int length)
Initializes this string to contain the specified characters in the character array. Modifying the character array after creating the string has no effect on the string.

Parameters:
data - the array of characters.
start - the starting offset in the character array.
length - the number of characters to use.
Throws:
IndexOutOfBoundsException - if length < 0, start < 0 or start + length > data.length
Since:
Android 1.0

String

String(int start,
       int length,
       char[] data)

String

public String(String string)
Creates a String that is a copy of the specified string.

Parameters:
string - the string to copy.
Since:
Android 1.0

String

public String(StringBuffer stringbuffer)
Creates a String from the contents of the specified StringBuffer.

Parameters:
stringbuffer - the buffer to get the contents from.
Since:
Android 1.0

String

public String(int[] codePoints,
              int offset,
              int count)
Creates a String from the sub-array of Unicode code points.

Parameters:
codePoints - the array of Unicode code points to convert.
offset - the inclusive index into codePoints to begin converting from.
count - the number of elements in codePoints to copy.
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if any of the elements of codePoints are not valid Unicode code points.
IndexOutOfBoundsException - if offset or count are not within the bounds of codePoints.
Since:
Android 1.0

String

public String(StringBuilder sb)
Creates a String from the contents of the specified StringBuilder.

Parameters:
sb - the StringBuilder to copy the contents from.
Since:
Android 1.0
Method Detail

charAt

public char charAt(int index)
Returns the character at the specified offset in this string.

Specified by:
charAt in interface CharSequence
Parameters:
index - the zero-based index in this string.
Returns:
the character at the index.
Throws:
IndexOutOfBoundsException - if index < 0 or index >= length().
Since:
Android 1.0

compareTo

public int compareTo(String string)
Compares the specified string to this string using the Unicode values of the characters. Returns 0 if the strings contain the same characters in the same order. Returns a negative integer if the first non-equal character in this string has a Unicode value which is less than the Unicode value of the character at the same position in the specified string, or if this string is a prefix of the specified string. Returns a positive integer if the first non-equal character in this string has a Unicode value which is greater than the Unicode value of the character at the same position in the specified string, or if the specified string is a prefix of this string.

Specified by:
compareTo in interface Comparable<String>
Parameters:
string - the string to compare.
Returns:
0 if the strings are equal, a negative integer if this string is before the specified string, or a positive integer if this string is after the specified string.
Since:
Android 1.0

compareToIgnoreCase

public int compareToIgnoreCase(String string)
Compares the specified string to this string using the Unicode values of the characters, ignoring case differences. Returns 0 if the strings contain the same characters in the same order. Returns a negative integer if the first non-equal character in this string has a Unicode value which is less than the Unicode value of the character at the same position in the specified string, or if this string is a prefix of the specified string. Returns a positive integer if the first non-equal character in this string has a Unicode value which is greater than the Unicode value of the character at the same position in the specified string, or if the specified string is a prefix of this string.

Parameters:
string - the string to compare.
Returns:
0 if the strings are equal, a negative integer if this string is before the specified string, or a positive integer if this string is after the specified string.
Since:
Android 1.0

concat

public String concat(String string)
Concatenates this string and the specified string.

Parameters:
string - the string to concatenate
Returns:
a new string which is the concatenation of this string and the specified string.
Since:
Android 1.0

copyValueOf

public static String copyValueOf(char[] data)
Creates a new string containing the characters in the specified character array. Modifying the character array after creating the string has no effect on the string.

Parameters:
data - the array of characters.
Returns:
the new string.
Since:
Android 1.0

copyValueOf

public static String copyValueOf(char[] data,
                                 int start,
                                 int length)
Creates a new string containing the specified characters in the character array. Modifying the character array after creating the string has no effect on the string.

Parameters:
data - the array of characters.
start - the starting offset in the character array.
length - the number of characters to use.
Returns:
the new string.
Throws:
IndexOutOfBoundsException - if length < 0, start < 0 or start + length > data.length.
Since:
Android 1.0

endsWith

public boolean endsWith(String suffix)
Compares the specified string to this string to determine if the specified string is a suffix.

Parameters:
suffix - the suffix to look for.
Returns:
true if the specified string is a suffix of this string, false otherwise.
Since:
Android 1.0

equals

public boolean equals(Object object)
Compares the specified object to this string and returns true if they are equal. The object must be an instance of string with the same characters in the same order.

Overrides:
equals in class Object
Parameters:
object - the object to compare.
Returns:
true if the specified object is equal to this string, false otherwise.
Since:
Android 1.0
See Also:
hashCode

equalsIgnoreCase

public boolean equalsIgnoreCase(String string)
Compares the specified string to this string ignoring the case of the characters and returns true if they are equal.

Parameters:
string - the string to compare.
Returns:
true if the specified string is equal to this string, false otherwise.
Since:
Android 1.0

getBytes

public byte[] getBytes()
Converts this string to a byte array using the default encoding as specified by the file.encoding system property. If the system property is not defined, the default encoding is ISO8859_1 (ISO-Latin-1). If 8859-1 is not available, an ASCII encoding is used.

Returns:
the byte array encoding of this string.
Since:
Android 1.0

getBytes

@Deprecated
public void getBytes(int start,
                                int end,
                                byte[] data,
                                int index)
Deprecated. Use getBytes() or getBytes(String)

Converts this string to a byte array, ignoring the high order bits of each character.

Parameters:
start - the starting offset of characters to copy.
end - the ending offset of characters to copy.
data - the destination byte array.
index - the starting offset in the destination byte array.
Throws:
IndexOutOfBoundsException - if start < 0, end > length(), index < 0 or end - start > data.length - index.
Since:
Android 1.0

getBytes

public byte[] getBytes(String encoding)
                throws UnsupportedEncodingException
Converts this string to a byte array using the specified encoding.

Parameters:
encoding - the encoding to use.
Returns:
the encoded byte array of this string.
Throws:
UnsupportedEncodingException - if the encoding is not supported.
Since:
Android 1.0

getChars

public void getChars(int start,
                     int end,
                     char[] buffer,
                     int index)
Copies the specified characters in this string to the character array starting at the specified offset in the character array.

Parameters:
start - the starting offset of characters to copy.
end - the ending offset of characters to copy.
buffer - the destination character array.
index - the starting offset in the character array.
Throws:
IndexOutOfBoundsException - if start < 0, end > length(), start > end, index < 0, end - start > buffer.length - index
Since:
Android 1.0

_getChars

void _getChars(int start,
               int end,
               char[] buffer,
               int index)
Version of getChars without bounds checks, for use by other classes within the java.lang package only. The caller is responsible for ensuring that 0 <= start="" &&="" start=""><= end="" &&="" end=""><= count.="">


hashCode

public int hashCode()
Description copied from class: Object
Returns an integer hash code for this object. By contract, any two objects for which equals(Object) returns true must return the same hash code value. This means that subclasses of Object usually override both methods or neither method.

Overrides:
hashCode in class Object
Returns:
this object's hash code.
See Also:
Object.equals(java.lang.Object)

indexOf

public int indexOf(int c)
Searches in this string for the first index of the specified character. The search for the character starts at the beginning and moves towards the end of this string.

Parameters:
c - the character to find.
Returns:
the index in this string of the specified character, -1 if the character isn't found.
Since:
Android 1.0

indexOf

public int indexOf(int c,
                   int start)
Searches in this string for the index of the specified character. The search for the character starts at the specified offset and moves towards the end of this string.

Parameters:
c - the character to find.
start - the starting offset.
Returns:
the index in this string of the specified character, -1 if the character isn't found.
Since:
Android 1.0

indexOf

public int indexOf(String string)
Searches in this string for the first index of the specified string. The search for the string starts at the beginning and moves towards the end of this string.

Parameters:
string - the string to find.
Returns:
the index of the first character of the specified string in this string, -1 if the specified string is not a substring.
Since:
Android 1.0

indexOf

public int indexOf(String subString,
                   int start)
Searches in this string for the index of the specified string. The search for the string starts at the specified offset and moves towards the end of this string.

Parameters:
subString - the string to find.
start - the starting offset.
Returns:
the index of the first character of the specified string in this string, -1 if the specified string is not a substring.
Since:
Android 1.0

intern

public String intern()
Searches an internal table of strings for a string equal to this string. If the string is not in the table, it is added. Returns the string contained in the table which is equal to this string. The same string object is always returned for strings which are equal.

Returns:
the interned string equal to this string.
Since:
Android 1.0

lastIndexOf

public int lastIndexOf(int c)
Searches in this string for the last index of the specified character. The search for the character starts at the end and moves towards the beginning of this string.

Parameters:
c - the character to find.
Returns:
the index in this string of the specified character, -1 if the character isn't found.
Since:
Android 1.0

lastIndexOf

public int lastIndexOf(int c,
                       int start)
Searches in this string for the index of the specified character. The search for the character starts at the specified offset and moves towards the beginning of this string.

Parameters:
c - the character to find.
start - the starting offset.
Returns:
the index in this string of the specified character, -1 if the character isn't found.
Since:
Android 1.0

lastIndexOf

public int lastIndexOf(String string)
Searches in this string for the last index of the specified string. The search for the string starts at the end and moves towards the beginning of this string.

Parameters:
string - the string to find.
Returns:
the index of the first character of the specified string in this string, -1 if the specified string is not a substring.
Since:
Android 1.0

lastIndexOf

public int lastIndexOf(String subString,
                       int start)
Searches in this string for the index of the specified string. The search for the string starts at the specified offset and moves towards the beginning of this string.

Parameters:
subString - the string to find.
start - the starting offset.
Returns:
the index of the first character of the specified string in this string , -1 if the specified string is not a substring.
Since:
Android 1.0

length

public int length()
Returns the size of this string.

Specified by:
length in interface CharSequence
Returns:
the number of characters in this string.
Since:
Android 1.0

regionMatches

public boolean regionMatches(int thisStart,
                             String string,
                             int start,
                             int length)
Compares the specified string to this string and compares the specified range of characters to determine if they are the same.

Parameters:
thisStart - the starting offset in this string.
string - the string to compare.
start - the starting offset in the specified string.
length - the number of characters to compare.
Returns:
true if the ranges of characters are equal, false otherwise
Since:
Android 1.0

regionMatches

public boolean regionMatches(boolean ignoreCase,
                             int thisStart,
                             String string,
                             int start,
                             int length)
Compares the specified string to this string and compares the specified range of characters to determine if they are the same. When ignoreCase is true, the case of the characters is ignored during the comparison.

Parameters:
ignoreCase - specifies if case should be ignored.
thisStart - the starting offset in this string.
string - the string to compare.
start - the starting offset in the specified string.
length - the number of characters to compare.
Returns:
true if the ranges of characters are equal, false otherwise.
Since:
Android 1.0

replace

public String replace(char oldChar,
                      char newChar)
Copies this string replacing occurrences of the specified character with another character.

Parameters:
oldChar - the character to replace.
newChar - the replacement character.
Returns:
a new string with occurrences of oldChar replaced by newChar.
Since:
Android 1.0

replace

public String replace(CharSequence target,
                      CharSequence replacement)
Copies this string replacing occurrences of the specified target sequence with another sequence. The string is processed from the beginning to the end.

Parameters:
target - the sequence to replace.
replacement - the replacement sequence.
Returns:
the resulting string.
Since:
Android 1.0

startsWith

public boolean startsWith(String prefix)
Compares the specified string to this string to determine if the specified string is a prefix.

Parameters:
prefix - the string to look for.
Returns:
true if the specified string is a prefix of this string, false otherwise
Since:
Android 1.0

startsWith

public boolean startsWith(String prefix,
                          int start)
Compares the specified string to this string, starting at the specified offset, to determine if the specified string is a prefix.

Parameters:
prefix - the string to look for.
start - the starting offset.
Returns:
true if the specified string occurs in this string at the specified offset, false otherwise.
Since:
Android 1.0

substring

public String substring(int start)
Copies a range of characters into a new string.

Parameters:
start - the offset of the first character.
Returns:
a new string containing the characters from start to the end of the string.
Throws:
IndexOutOfBoundsException - if start < 0 or start > length().
Since:
Android 1.0

substring

public String substring(int start,
                        int end)
Copies a range of characters into a new string.

Parameters:
start - the offset of the first character.
end - the offset one past the last character.
Returns:
a new string containing the characters from start to end - 1
Throws:
IndexOutOfBoundsException - if start < 0, start > end or end > length().
Since:
Android 1.0

toCharArray

public char[] toCharArray()
Copies the characters in this string to a character array.

Returns:
a character array containing the characters of this string.
Since:
Android 1.0

toLowerCase

public String toLowerCase()
Converts the characters in this string to lowercase, using the default Locale.

Returns:
a new string containing the lowercase characters equivalent to the characters in this string.
Since:
Android 1.0

toLowerCase

public String toLowerCase(Locale locale)
Converts the characters in this string to lowercase, using the specified Locale.

Parameters:
locale - the Locale to use.
Returns:
a new string containing the lowercase characters equivalent to the characters in this string.
Since:
Android 1.0

toString

public String toString()
Returns this string.

Specified by:
toString in interface CharSequence
Overrides:
toString in class Object
Returns:
this string.
Since:
Android 1.0

toUpperCase

public String toUpperCase()
Converts the characters in this string to uppercase, using the default Locale.

Returns:
a new string containing the uppercase characters equivalent to the characters in this string.
Since:
Android 1.0

toUpperCase

public String toUpperCase(Locale locale)
Converts the characters in this string to uppercase, using the specified Locale.

Parameters:
locale - the Locale to use.
Returns:
a new string containing the uppercase characters equivalent to the characters in this string.
Since:
Android 1.0

trim

public String trim()
Copies this string removing white space characters from the beginning and end of the string.

Returns:
a new string with characters <=> removed from the beginning and the end.
Since:
Android 1.0

valueOf

public static String valueOf(char[] data)
Creates a new string containing the characters in the specified character array. Modifying the character array after creating the string has no effect on the string.

Parameters:
data - the array of characters.
Returns:
the new string.
Since:
Android 1.0

valueOf

public static String valueOf(char[] data,
                             int start,
                             int length)
Creates a new string containing the specified characters in the character array. Modifying the character array after creating the string has no effect on the string.

Parameters:
data - the array of characters.
start - the starting offset in the character array.
length - the number of characters to use.
Returns:
the new string.
Throws:
IndexOutOfBoundsException - if length < 0, start < 0 or start + length > data.length
Since:
Android 1.0

valueOf

public static String valueOf(char value)
Converts the specified character to its string representation.

Parameters:
value - the character.
Returns:
the character converted to a string.
Since:
Android 1.0

valueOf

public static String valueOf(double value)
Converts the specified double to its string representation.

Parameters:
value - the double.
Returns:
the double converted to a string.
Since:
Android 1.0

valueOf

public static String valueOf(float value)
Converts the specified float to its string representation.

Parameters:
value - the float.
Returns:
the float converted to a string.
Since:
Android 1.0

valueOf

public static String valueOf(int value)
Converts the specified integer to its string representation.

Parameters:
value - the integer.
Returns:
the integer converted to a string.
Since:
Android 1.0

valueOf

public static String valueOf(long value)
Converts the specified long to its string representation.

Parameters:
value - the long.
Returns:
the long converted to a string.
Since:
Android 1.0

valueOf

public static String valueOf(Object value)
Converts the specified object to its string representation. If the object is null return the string "null", otherwise use toString() to get the string representation.

Parameters:
value - the object.
Returns:
the object converted to a string, or the string "null".
Since:
Android 1.0

valueOf

public static String valueOf(boolean value)
Converts the specified boolean to its string representation. When the boolean is true return "true", otherwise return "false".

Parameters:
value - the boolean.
Returns:
the boolean converted to a string.
Since:
Android 1.0

contentEquals

public boolean contentEquals(StringBuffer strbuf)
Returns whether the characters in the StringBuffer strbuf are the same as those in this string.

Parameters:
strbuf - the StringBuffer to compare this string to.
Returns:
true if the characters in strbuf are identical to those in this string. If they are not, false will be returned.
Since:
Android 1.0

contentEquals

public boolean contentEquals(CharSequence cs)
Compares a CharSequence to this String to determine if their contents are equal.

Parameters:
cs - the character sequence to compare to.
Returns:
true if equal, otherwise false
Since:
Android 1.0

matches

public boolean matches(String expr)
Determines whether this string matches a given regular expression.

Parameters:
expr - the regular expression to be matched.
Returns:
true if the expression matches, otherwise false.
Throws:
PatternSyntaxException - if the syntax of the supplied regular expression is not valid.
Since:
Android 1.0

replaceAll

public String replaceAll(String expr,
                         String substitute)
Replace any substrings within this string that match the supplied regular expression expr, with the string substitute.

Parameters:
expr - the regular expression to match.
substitute - the string to replace the matching substring with.
Returns:
the new string.
Throws:
PatternSyntaxException - if the syntax of the supplied regular expression is not valid.
Since:
Android 1.0
See Also:
Pattern

replaceFirst

public String replaceFirst(String expr,
                           String substitute)
Replace the first substring within this string that matches the supplied regular expression expr, with the string substitute.

Parameters:
expr - the regular expression to match.
substitute - the string to replace the matching substring with.
Returns:
the new string.
Throws:
PatternSyntaxException - if the syntax of the supplied regular expression is not valid.
Since:
Android 1.0
See Also:
Pattern

split

public String[] split(String expr)
Splits this string using the supplied regular expression expr.

Parameters:
expr - the regular expression used to divide the string.
Returns:
an array of Strings created by separating the string along matches of the regular expression.
Throws:
PatternSyntaxException - if the syntax of the supplied regular expression is not valid.
Since:
Android 1.0
See Also:
Pattern

split

public String[] split(String expr,
                      int max)
Splits this string using the supplied regular expression expr. The parameter max controls the behavior how many times the pattern is applied to the string.

Parameters:
expr - the regular expression used to divide the string.
max - the number of entries in the resulting array.
Returns:
an array of Strings created by separating the string along matches of the regular expression.
Throws:
PatternSyntaxException - if the syntax of the supplied regular expression is not valid.
Since:
Android 1.0
See Also:
Pattern.split(CharSequence, int)

subSequence

public CharSequence subSequence(int start,
                                int end)
Has the same result as the substring function, but is present so that string may implement the CharSequence interface.

Specified by:
subSequence in interface CharSequence
Parameters:
start - the offset the first character.
end - the offset of one past the last character to include.
Returns:
the subsequence requested.
Throws:
IndexOutOfBoundsException - if start < 0, end < 0, start > end or end > length().
Since:
Android 1.0
See Also:
CharSequence.subSequence(int, int)

codePointAt

public int codePointAt(int index)
Retrieves the Unicode code point (character) value at the specified index.

Parameters:
index - the index to the char code unit within this string.
Returns:
the Unicode code point value.
Throws:
IndexOutOfBoundsException - if index is negative or greater than or equal to length().
Since:
Android 1.0
See Also:
Character.codePointAt(char[], int, int)

codePointBefore

public int codePointBefore(int index)
Retrieves the Unicode code point value that precedes the specified index.

Parameters:
index - the index to the char code unit within this string.
Returns:
the Unicode code point value.
Throws:
IndexOutOfBoundsException - if index is less than 1 or greater than length().
Since:
Android 1.0
See Also:
Character.codePointBefore(char[], int, int)

codePointCount

public int codePointCount(int beginIndex,
                          int endIndex)
Calculates the number of Unicode code points between beginIndex and endIndex.

Parameters:
beginIndex - the inclusive beginning index of the subsequence.
endIndex - the exclusive end index of the subsequence.
Returns:
the number of Unicode code points in the subsequence.
Throws:
IndexOutOfBoundsException - if beginIndex is negative or greater than endIndex or endIndex is greater than length().
Since:
Android 1.0
See Also:
Character.codePointCount(CharSequence, int, int)

contains

public boolean contains(CharSequence cs)
Determines if this String contains the sequence of characters in the CharSequence passed.

Parameters:
cs - the character sequence to search for.
Returns:
true if the sequence of characters are contained in this string, otherwise false.
Since:
Android 1.0

offsetByCodePoints

public int offsetByCodePoints(int index,
                              int codePointOffset)
Returns the index within this object that is offset from index by codePointOffset code points.

Parameters:
index - the index within this object to calculate the offset from.
codePointOffset - the number of code points to count.
Returns:
the index within this object that is the offset.
Throws:
IndexOutOfBoundsException - if index is negative or greater than length() or if there aren't enough code points before or after index to match codePointOffset.
Since:
Android 1.0

format

public static String format(String format,
                            Object... args)
Returns a formatted string, using the supplied format and arguments, using the default locale.

Parameters:
format - a format string.
args - arguments to replace format specifiers (may be none).
Returns:
the formatted string.
Throws:
IllegalFormatException - if the format is invalid.
Since:
Android 1.0
See Also:
Formatter

format

public static String format(Locale loc,
                            String format,
                            Object... args)
Returns a formatted string, using the supplied format and arguments, accordingly to the specified locale.

Note that this is a convenience method. Using it involves creating an internal Formatter instance on-the-fly, which is somewhat costly in terms of memory and time. This is probably acceptable if you use the method only rarely, but if you rely on it for formatting a large number of strings, consider creating and reusing your own Formatter instance instead.

Parameters:
loc - the locale to apply; null value means no localization.
format - a format string.
args - arguments to replace format specifiers (may be none).
Returns:
the formatted string.
Throws:
IllegalFormatException - if the format is invalid.
Since:
Android 1.0
See Also:
Formatter

getValue

char[] getValue()

Build 1.1_r1 (from source)

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