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Java Java Objects (Retired) Creating the MVP Storing Guesses

Errol Gonzales
Errol Gonzales
20,948 Points

remove char or String from a String?

I'm just wondering, if you can concatenate a String to a String or char. how can you remove a char or String from a String???

1 Answer

Christopher Augg
Christopher Augg
21,223 Points


Actually, you cannot change a String at all. When you concatenate a String, you are actually creating a new String object. There are a lot of methods within the String class that can help you achieve what appears as adding or removing to a String, but Strings are immutable (cannot be changed). You can see this in the String class documentation.

Here is an example of a few of the methods. Please try using others within the documentation provided.

public class MAIN {

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        String name = "This is a String";
        name.concat(" concatenated with this String.");
        System.out.println("Not changed: " + name);

        name = name.concat(" concatenated with this String.");;
        System.out.println("Actually we create a new String with concatenation: " + name);

        name = name.substring(0, 16);
        System.out.println("Choose start and end index of String: " + name);

        name = name.substring(10);
        System.out.println("Start at 0 and go to 10: " + name);

        char letter = name.charAt(0);
        System.out.println("Getting a character does not change String: " + name);
        System.out.println("Character: " + letter);


I hope this helps. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.



Errol Gonzales
Errol Gonzales
20,948 Points


Thank you, it helps a lot!