How to return a boolean method in java?


I need help on how to return a boolean method in java. This is the sample code:

public boolean verifyPwd(){
        if (!(pword.equals(pwdRetypePwd.getText()))){
                  txtaError.setEditable(true);
                  txtaError.setText("*Password didn't match!");
                  txtaError.setForeground(Color.red);
                  txtaError.setEditable(false);
           }
        else {
            addNewUser();
        }
        return //what?
}

I want the verifyPwd() to return a value on either true or false whenever I want to call that method. I want to call that method like this:

if (verifyPwd()==true){
    //do task
}
else {
    //do task
}

How to set the value for that method?


Answers:


You're allowed to have more than one return statement, so it's legal to write

if (some_condition) {
  return true;
}
return false;

It's also unnecessary to compare boolean values to true or false, so you can write

if (verifyPwd())  {
  // do_task
}

Edit: Sometimes you can't return early because there's more work to be done. In that case you can declare a boolean variable and set it appropriately inside the conditional blocks.

boolean success = true;

if (some_condition) {
  // Handle the condition.
  success = false;
} else if (some_other_condition) {
  // Handle the other condition.
  success = false;
}
if (another_condition) {
  // Handle the third condition.
}

// Do some more critical things.

return success;