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DataInputStream readUnsignedByte() method in Java with Examples

  • Last Updated : 05 Jun, 2020

The readUnsignedByte() method of DataInputStream class in Java is used to read byte and returns as an integer. The integer is an unsigned value in the range from 0 to 255. The bytes in this method are read from the accommodated input stream.

Syntax:

public final int readUnsignedByte()
                 throws IOException

Specified By: This method is specified by readUnsignedByte() method of DataInput interface.

Parameters: This method does not accept any parameter.

Return value: This method returns the byte value read as an integer. It is an unsigned 8-bit byte.

Exceptions:

  • EOFException – It throws EOFException if the input stream is ended.
  • IOException – This method throws IOException if the stream is closed or some other I/O error occurs.

Below programs illustrate readUnsignedByte() method in DataInputStream class in IO package:

Program 1:




// Java program to illustrate
// DataInputStream readUnsignedByte() method
import java.io.*;
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
        throws IOException
    {
  
        // Create byte array
        byte[] b = { 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 };
  
        // Create byte array input stream
        ByteArrayInputStream byteArrayInputStr
            = new ByteArrayInputStream(b);
  
        // Convert byte array input stream to
        // DataInputStream
        DataInputStream dataInputStr
            = new DataInputStream(
                byteArrayInputStr);
  
        while (dataInputStr.available() > 0) {
            // Print bytes
            System.out.println(
                dataInputStr.readUnsignedByte());
        }
    }
}
Output:
10
20
30
40
50

Program 2:




// Java program to illustrate
// DataInputStream readUnsignedByte() method
import java.io.*;
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
        throws IOException
    {
  
        // Create byte array
        byte[] b = { -20, -10, 0, 10, 20 };
  
        // Create byte array input stream
        ByteArrayInputStream byteArrayInputStr
            = new ByteArrayInputStream(b);
  
        // Convert byte array input stream to
        // DataInputStream
        DataInputStream dataInputStr
            = new DataInputStream(
                byteArrayInputStr);
  
        while (dataInputStr.available() > 0) {
            // Print bytes
            System.out.println(
                dataInputStr.readUnsignedByte());
        }
    }
}
Output:
236
246
0
10
20

References:
https://docs.oracle.com/javase/10/docs/api/java/io/DataInputStream.html#readUnsignedByte()


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