hi I have some problem..

for instance i have a String s= blue
it maybe another string of yellow red whatever

how do i convert that b to B

i only read about s.charAt(0) to get the first letter ..

You could add 32 or subtract 32 from the ascii value depending on whether it's lower or uppercase.... A simpler solution is creating a substring and calling the toUpperCase() method:

String newString = (oldstring.substring(0,1)).toUpperCase();


NOTE: It's not tested so don't be suprised if that doesn't work.

You could add 32 or subtract 32 from the ascii value depending on whether it's lower or uppercase.... A simpler solution is creating a substring and calling the toUpperCase() method:

String newString = (oldstring.substring(0,1)).toUpperCase();


NOTE: It's not tested so don't be suprised if that doesn't work.

let's say I have String b = blue
after I used
String newString = (blue.substring(0,1)).toUpperCase();
the new variable is only the "B"
what steps do i actually have to do to find the other words back.. sorry I have just started on java, not really sure with the class String

hey ya I tried like
String updating = "blue" <=== maybe orange or black etc..
char newString = (updating.substring(0,1)).toUpperCase().charAt(0);
updating.replace(updating.charAt(0),newString);

it still doesn't work.. kinda weird.

Strings are final. You can't change them once they're created, so you're going to have to create a new String based on the old one.

In your specific case you could use String newString = s.replace('b', 'B'); but keep in mind that that will replace ALL lowercase b's in the string with uppercase ones, and of course work only on lowercase b's.

A more generic solution would be something along the lines of String newString = s.substring(0,1).toUpperCase()+s.substring(1); but that will get rather slow if you call it a lot and can use up a lot of memory.

A better solution if you use it a lot would be to create a function that turns the string into a character array, update the first character of that (if it is within the range of lowercase letters), and return a new String generated from that character array.

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