Java ArrayList isEmpty() method with example

Java ArrayList isEmpty() method Returns true if this list contains no elements.

Method Signature

public boolean isEmpty()

Specified by:

isEmpty method in interface Collection

Specified by:

isEmpty method in interface List


Overrides: isEmpty method in class AbstractCollection


true if this list contains no elements

ArrayList isEmpty() method implementation

 public boolean isEmpty() {
        return size == 0;

Java ArrayList isEmpty() method example


import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.Iterator;

public class IsEmptyExample {

	public static void main(String[] args) {

		// create empty array list with Integer type
		ArrayList<Integer> numericList = new ArrayList<Integer>(2);

		System.out.println("List isEmpty check : " + numericList.isEmpty());

		// add() method to add Integer element in the list

		System.out.println("List isEmpty check after element added : " + numericList.isEmpty());

		// print the values of list
		for (Integer numbers : numericList) {
			System.out.println(" Numbers : " + numbers);




List isEmpty check : true
List isEmpty check after element added : false
Numbers : 10
Numbers : 15
Numbers : 20
Numbers : 25
Numbers : 30

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