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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