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The indexOf() method of java.util.AbstractList class is used to return the index of the first occurrence of the specified element in this list, or -1 if this list does not contain the element. More formally, returns the lowest index i such that (o==null ? get(i)==null : o.equals(get(i))), or -1 if there is no such index.

Syntax:

public int indexOf(Object o)

Parameters: This method takes Object o as parameter which is the element to search for.

Return Value: This method returns the index of the first occurrence of the specified element in this list, or -1 if this list does not contain the element.

Below are the examples to illustrate the indexOf() method.

Example 1:




// Java program to demonstrate
// indexOf() method
// for Integer value
  
import java.util.*;
  
public class GFG1 {
    public static void main(String[] argv)
        throws Exception
    {
  
        try {
  
            // Creating object of AbstractList<Integer>
            AbstractList<Integer>
                arrlist1 = new ArrayList<Integer>();
  
            // Populating arrlist1
            arrlist1.add(10);
            arrlist1.add(20);
            arrlist1.add(30);
            arrlist1.add(40);
            arrlist1.add(50);
  
            // print arrlist1
            System.out.println("ArrayListlist : "
                               + arrlist1);
  
            // getting the index of element 30
            // using indexOf() method
            int index = arrlist1.indexOf(30);
  
            // print the index
            System.out.println("index : " + index);
        }
  
        catch (NullPointerException e) {
            System.out.println("Exception thrown : " + e);
        }
    }
}

Output:

ArrayListlist : [10, 20, 30, 40, 50]
index : 2

Example 2:




// Java program to demonstrate
// indexOf() method
// for Integer value
  
import java.util.*;
  
public class GFG1 {
    public static void main(String[] argv)
        throws Exception
    {
  
        try {
  
            // Creating object of AbstractList<Integer>
            AbstractList<Integer>
                arrlist1 = new ArrayList<Integer>();
  
            // Populating arrlist1
            arrlist1.add(10);
            arrlist1.add(20);
            arrlist1.add(30);
            arrlist1.add(40);
            arrlist1.add(50);
  
            // print arrlist1
            System.out.println("ArrayListlist : "
                               + arrlist1);
  
            // getting the index of element 25
            // using indexOf() method
            int index = arrlist1.indexOf(25);
  
            // print the index
            System.out.println("Index of 25 : "
                               + index);
        }
  
        catch (NullPointerException e) {
            System.out.println("Exception thrown : " + e);
        }
    }
}

Output:

ArrayListlist : [10, 20, 30, 40, 50]
Index of 25 : -1

Example 3: For Null value




// Java program to demonstrate
// indexOf() method
// for null value
  
import java.util.*;
  
public class GFG1 {
    public static void main(String[] argv) throws Exception
    {
        try {
  
            // Creating object of AbstractList<Integer>
            AbstractList<Integer>
                arrlist1 = new ArrayList<Integer>();
  
            // Populating arrlist1
            arrlist1.add(10);
            arrlist1.add(20);
            arrlist1.add(30);
            arrlist1.add(40);
            arrlist1.add(50);
  
            // print arrlist1
            System.out.println("ArrayListlist : "
                               + arrlist1);
  
            // creating null object
            Object value = null;
  
            // getting the index of element null
            // using indexOf() method
            int index = arrlist1.indexOf(value);
  
            // print the index
            System.out.println("Index of null : "
                               + index);
        }
  
        catch (NullPointerException e) {
            System.out.println("Exception thrown : " + e);
        }
    }
}

Output:

ArrayListlist : [10, 20, 30, 40, 50]
Index of null : -1

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