Instance Method

index(of:)

Returns the first index where the specified value appears in the collection.

Declaration

func index(of element: Character) -> String.Index?

Parameters

element

An element to search for in the collection.

Return Value

The first index where element is found. If element is not found in the collection, returns nil.

Discussion

After using index(of:) to find the position of a particular element in a collection, you can use it to access the element by subscripting. This example shows how you can modify one of the names in an array of students.

var students = ["Ben", "Ivy", "Jordell", "Maxime"]
if let i = students.index(of: "Maxime") {
    students[i] = "Max"
}
print(students)
// Prints "["Ben", "Ivy", "Jordell", "Max"]"

See Also

Finding Characters

func contains(Character)

Returns a Boolean value indicating whether the sequence contains the given element.

func contains(where: (Character) -> Bool)

Returns a Boolean value indicating whether the sequence contains an element that satisfies the given predicate.

func first(where: (Character) -> Bool)

Returns the first element of the sequence that satisfies the given predicate.

func index(where: (Character) -> Bool)

Returns the first index in which an element of the collection satisfies the given predicate.

func max()

Returns the maximum element in the sequence.

func max(by: (Character, Character) -> Bool)

Returns the maximum element in the sequence, using the given predicate as the comparison between elements.

func min()

Returns the minimum element in the sequence.

func min(by: (Character, Character) -> Bool)

Returns the minimum element in the sequence, using the given predicate as the comparison between elements.