Java.io.RandomAccessFile.writeFloat() Method

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Description

The java.io.RandomAccessFile.writeFloat(float v) method converts the float argument to an int using the floatToIntBits method in class Float, and then writes that int value to the file as a four-byte quantity, high byte first. The write starts at the current position of the file pointer.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.io.RandomAccessFile.writeFloat() method

public final void writeFloat(float v)

Parameters

  • v -- a float value to be written.

Return Value

This method does not return a value.

Exception

  • IOException -- if an I/O error occurs.

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.io.RandomAccessFile.writeFloat() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.io.*;

public class RandomAccessFileDemo {

   public static void main(String[] args) {
      try {
         float f = 1847.4986f;

         // create a new RandomAccessFile with filename test
         RandomAccessFile raf = new RandomAccessFile("c:/test.txt", "rw");

         // write a float in the file
         raf.writeFloat(f);

         // set the file pointer at 0 position
         raf.seek(0);

         // read float
         System.out.println("" + raf.readFloat());

         // set the file pointer at 0 position
         raf.seek(0);

         // write a float at the start
         raf.writeFloat(473.5645f);

         // set the file pointer at 0 position
         raf.seek(0);

         // read float
         System.out.println("" + raf.readFloat());
      } catch (IOException ex) {
         ex.printStackTrace();
      }

   }
}

Assuming we have a text file c:/test.txt, which has the following content. This file will be used as an input for our example program:

ABCDE  

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result:

1847.4987
473.5645



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