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  • Last Updated : 26 Nov, 2018

The toMatchResult() method of Matcher Class is used to get the current result state of this Matcher.

Syntax:

public MatchResult toMatchResult()

Parameters: This method do not takes any parameter.

Return Value: This method returns a MatchResult with the current match result state of this Matcher.

Below examples illustrate the Matcher.toMatchResult() method:

Example 1:




// Java code to illustrate toMatchResult() method
  
import java.util.regex.*;
  
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // Get the regex to be checked
        String regex = "Geeks";
  
        // Create a pattern from regex
        Pattern pattern
            = Pattern.compile(regex);
  
        // Get the String to be matched
        String stringToBeMatched
            = "GeeksForGeeks";
  
        // Create a matcher for the input String
        Matcher matcher
            = pattern
                  .matcher(stringToBeMatched);
  
        // Get the result state
        // using toMatchResult() method
        System.out.println("Result: "
                           + matcher.toMatchResult());
    }
}

Output:

Result: java.util.regex.Matcher[pattern=Geeks region=0, 13 lastmatch=]

Example 2:




// Java code to illustrate toMatchResult() method
  
import java.util.regex.*;
  
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // Get the regex to be checked
        String regex = "GFG";
  
        // Create a pattern from regex
        Pattern pattern
            = Pattern.compile(regex);
  
        // Get the String to be matched
        String stringToBeMatched
            = "GFGFGFGFGFGFGFGFGFG";
  
        // Create a matcher for the input String
        Matcher matcher
            = pattern
                  .matcher(stringToBeMatched);
  
        // Get the result state
        // using toMatchResult() method
        System.out.println("Result: "
                           + matcher.toMatchResult());
    }
}

Output:

Result: java.util.regex.Matcher[pattern=GFG region=0, 19 lastmatch=]

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