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This article is about the operators block to be released in Scratch 3.0. For the current lists block, see () Contains ()? (List block).
 () Contains () Category Operators Type Boolean

The () Contains () block is an Operators block and a Boolean block. The block checks if the first parameter's text contains the second parameter's text—if it does, the block reports true; otherwise, it reports false, and this is case-insensitive. This block will be released with Scratch 3.0.[1]

## Example Use

Checking whether input contains a certain string - useful for soft-checking as the actual input may not be exactly identical:

```when gf clicked
switch costume to [bunny v]
ask [What's this animal?] and wait
if <(answer) contains [bunny] :: operators> then // the contains block is used instead of equal to because the user might say "it's a bunny"
say [Correct!]
else
say [Nope!]
end
```

## Workaround

Main article: List of Block Workarounds
```define (string1) contains (string2)
set [i v] to [0]
set [j v] to [1]
repeat (length of (string1))
change [i v] by (1)
if <(letter (i) of (string1)) = (letter (j) of (string2))> then
set [j v] to [1]
repeat until <<not <(letter ((i) + (j)) of (string1)) = (letter (j) of (string2))>> or <(j) > (length of (string2))>>
change [j v] by (1)
end
if <(j) > (length of (string2))> then
set [result v] to [true]
stop [this script v]
end
end
end
```

## References

1. thisandagain. (10/8/2017). 'Blocks - implement "[string] contains [string]" reporter.[title]' https://github.com/LLK/scratch-gui/issues/601