How to swap String characters in Java?

Since String objects are immutable, going to a char[] via toCharArray, swapping the characters, then making a new String from char[] via the String(char[]) constructor would work.

The following example swaps the first and second characters:

String originalString = "abcde";

char[] c = originalString.toCharArray();

// Replace with a "swap" function, if desired:
char temp = c[0];
c[0] = c[1];
c[1] = temp;

String swappedString = new String(c);



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