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Mahesh Bamane
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I would like to know the difference between new String(byte[],encoding) and new String().getBytes(encoding).
Please explain.

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Paul Clapham

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The first one produces a String as the result. The second one produces a byte array as the result.

There are more differences, but you only asked for one.
Mahesh Bamane
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Please, you can go ahead and tell them all ;)
marc weber

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Java™ Platform, Standard Edition 6 - API Specification.

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Rob Spoor

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The first takes a byte[] and creates a String with its contents. The second creates a new empty String, then retrieves its bytes in a specific encoding, then throws away this empty String. The byte[] should be empty.

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