String indexOf() and lastIndexOf() Method
The String object indexOf() method gives you the ability to search for the first instance of a particular character value in a String. You can also look for the first instance of the character after a given offset. The lastIndexOf() method lets you do the same things from the end of a String.
String stringOne = "<HTML><HEAD><BODY>"; int firstClosingBracket = stringOne.indexOf('>');
In this case,
firstClosingBracket equals 5, because the first
> character is at position 5 in the String (counting the first character as 0). If you want to get the second closing bracket, you can use the fact that you know the position of the first one, and search from
firstClosingBracket + 1 as the offset, like so:
stringOne = "<HTML><HEAD><BODY>"; int secondClosingBracket = stringOne.indexOf('>', firstClosingBracket + 1 );
The result would be 11, the position of the closing bracket for the HEAD tag.
If you want to search from the end of the String, you can use the
lastIndexOf() method instead. This function returns the position of the last occurrence of a given character.
stringOne = "<HTML><HEAD><BODY>"; int lastOpeningBracket = stringOne.lastIndexOf('<');
In this case,
lastOpeningBracket equals 12, the position of the
< for the BODY tag. If you want the opening bracket for the HEAD tag, it would be at
stringOne.lastIndexOf('<', lastOpeningBracket -1), or 6.
- Arduino or Genuino Board
There is no circuit for this example, though your board must be connected to your computer via USB and the serial monitor window of the Arduino Software (IDE) should be open.
String object – Your Reference for String objects
CharacterAnalysis - We use the operators that allow us to recognise the type of character we are dealing with.
StringAdditionOperator - Add strings together in a variety of ways.
StringAppendOperator - Use the += operator and the concat() method to append things to Strings
StringCaseChanges - Change the case of a string.
StringCharacters - Get/set the value of a specific character in a string.
StringComparisonOperators - Get/set the value of a specific character in a string.
StringConstructors - Initialize string objects.
StringLength - Get the length of a string.
StringLengthTrim - Get and trim the length of a string.
StringReplace - Replace individual characters in a string.
StringStartsWithEndsWith - Check which characters/substrings a given string starts or ends with.
StringSubstring - Look for "phrases" within a given string.
StringToInt - Allows you to convert a String to an integer number.
Last revision 2015/08/11 by SM