Java.lang.String.getBytes() Method

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Description

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

Declaration

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

public byte[] getBytes(Charset charset)

Parameters

  • charset -- This is the Charset to be used to encode the String.

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) {
  
    try {
       String str1 = "admin";
       System.out.println("string1 = " + str1);
       // copy the contents of the String to a byte array
       byte[] arr = str1.getBytes("ASCII");
     
       String str2 = new String(arr);
       // print the contents of the byte array
       System.out.println("new string = " + str2);
    }
    catch(Exception e) {
       System.out.print(e.toString());
    }
  }
}

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

string1 = admin
new string = admin



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