How to Check if All Values in a List are True in Java
Lists in Java are useful because you can store a collection of items and then perform operations on all of them.
If you have a list of values that evaluate to a boolean, it might be useful to know if they are all
true or not.
In this post, we'll learn how to check if all values in a list are
true in Java.
Check if all values in a list are true
First, let's start out with an example list of three
List<Boolean> booleans = Arrays.asList(true, true, true);
The first way to check if they are all
true is to use the
contains method, which returns
true if the list contains the specified element:
boolean allTrue = !booleans.contains(false);
If any element contains a
false, this will return
true, but then we negate it with the
! operator to get the correct result.
Another way to check this is to take advantage of the facts that sets only allow unique values.
Because of this feature, we can just dump the entire list into a set, and we will be left with only
false, or both. From there, we do a
contains check like before:
List<Boolean> booleans = Arrays.asList(true, true, true); Set<Boolean> set = new HashSet<>(booleans); boolean allTrue = !set.contains(true);
The final way we can make this check is to take advantage of the more modern Stream API. All we need to do is create a stream from the list and check that they are all
List<Boolean> booleans = Arrays.asList(true, true, true); boolean allTrue = booleans.stream().allMatch(b -> b);
In this post, we learned how to check if all values in a list are
true in Java.
We saw three different ways to do this, and each one has its own advantages and disadvantages.
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