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List isEmpty() method in Java with Examples

  • Last Updated : 23 Aug, 2020

The isEmpty() method of List interface in java is used to check if a list is empty or not. It returns true if the list contains no elements otherwise it returns false if the list contains any element.


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boolean isEmpty()

Parameter: It does not accepts any parameter.

Returns: It returns True if the list has no elements else it returns false. The return type is of datatype boolean.

Error and Exceptions: This method has no error or exceptions.

Program to demonstrate working of isEmpty() in Java:

// Java code to demonstrate the working of
// isEmpty() method in List interface
import java.util.*;
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
        // creating an Empty Integer List
        List<Integer> arr = new ArrayList<Integer>(10);
        // check if the list is empty or not
        // using isEmpty() function
        boolean ans = arr.isEmpty();
        if (ans == true)
            System.out.println("The List is empty");
            System.out.println("The List is not empty");
        // addition of a element to
        // the List
        // check if the list is empty or not
        // after adding an element
        ans = arr.isEmpty();
        if (ans == true)
            System.out.println("The List is empty");
            System.out.println("The List is not empty");


The List is empty
The List is not empty


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