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byte array to string conversion?

Gary Nitzberg

Joined: Aug 15, 2011
Posts: 4
I am trying to move a buffered image and I'm running into a String/Byte conversion problem.
Here is an example of where my understanding breaks down.
Can some explain why converting a string to and from a byte array, the length and data in the variables appears to be modified?

byte[] testBytes = testString.getBytes();
String backToString = testBytes.toString();

System.out.println ("Length of testString: " + testString.length() );
System.out.println ("Length of testBytes: " + testBytes.length );
System.out.println ("Length of backToString: " + backToString.length() );
System.out.println ("backToString data: " + backToString );

Length of testString: 26
Length of testBytes: 26
Length of backToString: 11
backToString data: [B@1cb37664

Gopinath Karyadath
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