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How To Loop ArrayList In Java

By Nilanchala @nilan, On Sep 17, 2023 Java 2.3K Views

In this tutorial we will see How To Loop ArrayList In Java in different ways. Below example will loop through ArrayList and print its content.

  1. Using regular for loop
  2. Using advance for loop
  3. Using While Loop
  4. Using Iterator

Iterator is an interface in the collection framework. ArrayList is a collection class and implements the List Inteface. All the elements of the ArrayList can be traversed by the Iterator. Iterator has methods hasNext() and next()

package com.test;

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

public class ArrayListDemo {

	public static void main(String[] args) {

		// adding items to list
		// in real time you might get this data from a db or from other sources
		// We are hard-coding the values here to simplify this example
		List list = new ArrayList();
		list.add(new NewsObject(1001,
				"Soldier beheaded in suspected terror attack in London",
		list.add(new NewsObject(1002,
				"Passive smoking can make kids aggressive", "en_in"));
		list.add(new NewsObject(
				"Police prepare to question BCCI chief's son-in-law for betting links",
		list.add(new NewsObject(1004,
				"Shun body tattoos if you wish to join armed forces", "en_in"));
		list.add(new NewsObject(1005,
				"Man linked to Boston bombings killed by FBI agent", "en_in"));

		System.out.println("#1. Looping using regular for loop");
		for (int i = 0; i < list.size(); i++) {
			NewsObject news = (NewsObject) list.get(i);

		System.out.println("#2.  Looping using advance for loop");
		for (NewsObject news : list) {

		System.out.println("#3. Looping using while loop");
		int j = 0; // initilisation
		while (list.size() > j) { // condition checking
			NewsObject news = (NewsObject) list.get(j);
			j++; // iteration

		System.out.println("#4. Looping using iterator");
		Iterator iterator = (Iterator) list.iterator();
		while (iterator.hasNext()) {
			NewsObject news = (NewsObject);


Here in my above example, I am storing NewsObject object in my ArrayList.

public class NewsObject {
	int id;
	String headline;
	String edition;

	NewsObject(int id, String headline, String edition) { = id;
		this.headline = headline;
		this.edition = edition;


	public int getId() {
		return id;

	public void setId(int id) { = id;

	public String getHeadline() {
		return headline;

	public void setHeadline(String headline) {
		this.headline = headline;

	public String getEdition() {
		return edition;

	public void setEdition(String edition) {
		this.edition = edition;

	public String toString() {
		return "NewsObject : " + "Id = " + id + ", Headline=" + headline
				+ ", Editon=" + edition;

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