CharBuffer wrap() method in Java

Java 8ProgrammingObject Oriented Programming

A character array can be wrapped into a buffer using the method wrap() in the class java.nio.CharBuffer. This method requires a single parameter i.e. the char array to be wrapped into a buffer and it returns the new buffer created. If the returned buffer is modified, then the contents of the array are also similarly modified and vice versa.

A program that demonstrates this is given as follows −


 Live Demo

import java.nio.*;
import java.util.*;
public class Demo {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      try {
         char[] arr = { 'A', 'P', 'P', 'L', 'E' };
         System.out.println("The array length is: " + arr.length);
         System.out.println("Array elements are: " + Arrays.toString(arr));
         CharBuffer buffer = CharBuffer.wrap(arr);
         System.out.println("\nThe CharBuffer is: " + Arrays.toString(buffer.array()));
         System.out.println("The position is: " + buffer.position());
         System.out.println("The capacity is: " + buffer.capacity());
      } catch (IllegalArgumentException e) {
         System.out.println("Error!!! IllegalArgumentException");
      } catch (ReadOnlyBufferException e) {
         System.out.println("Error!!! ReadOnlyBufferException");


The array length is: 5
Array elements are: [A, P, P, L, E]
The CharBuffer is: [A, P, P, L, E]
The position is: 0
The capacity is: 5
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:25