Java.lang.String.getBytes() Method

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Description

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

Declaration

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

public byte[] getBytes(String charsetName) throws UnsupportedEncodingException

Parameters

  • charset -- This is the name of a supported charset.

Return Value

This method returns the resultant byte array.

Exception

  • UnsupportedEncodingException -- If the named charset is not supported.

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) throws Exception {
  
    // string with numbers and some special characters    
    String str = "!$0123@";
    
    // byte array with charset
    byte bval[] = str.getBytes("UTF8");
  
    // prints the byte array
    for (int i = 0; i < bval.length; i++) {
       System.out.println(bval[i]);
    }
  }
}

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

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