Java.lang.String.getBytes() Method

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Description

The java.lang.String.getBytes() method encodes this String into a sequence of bytes using the platform's default charset, storing the result into a new byte array.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.lang.String.getBytes() method

public byte[] getBytes()

Parameters

  • NA

Return Value

This method returns the resultant byte array.

Exception

  • NA

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.lang.String.getBytes() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.lang.*;

public class StringDemo {

  public static void main(String[] args) {
  
    String str1 = "tutorials point";

    // copy contents of str1 to a byte array.
    byte[] val = str1.getBytes();

    // create string str1 using the contents of the byte array
    String str2 = new String(val);

    // prints the byte array.
    System.out.println("String '" + str2 + "' is equal to str1");
  }
}

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

String 'tutorials point' is equal to str1



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