The Java.util.Stack.indexOf(Object element) method is used to check and find the occurrence of a particular element in the Stack. If the element is present then the index of the first occurrence of the element is returned otherwise -1 is returned if the Stack does not contain the element.
Parameters: This method accepts a mandatory parameter element of the type of Stack. It specifies the element whose occurrence is needed to be checked in the Stack.
Return Value: This method returns the index or position of the first occurrence of the element in the Stack. Else it returns -1 if the element is not present in the Stack. The returned value is of integer type.
Below programs illustrate the Java.util.Stack.indexOf() method:
Stack: [Geeks, for, Geeks, 10, 20] The first occurrence of Geeks is at index:0 The first occurrence of 10 is at index: 3
Stack: [1, 2, 3, 10, 20] The first occurrence of Geeks is at index:1 The first occurrence of 10 is at index: 4
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