Android APIs
public class

ObjectOutputStream

extends OutputStream
implements ObjectOutput ObjectStreamConstants
java.lang.Object
   ↳ java.io.OutputStream
     ↳ java.io.ObjectOutputStream

Class Overview

A specialized OutputStream that is able to write (serialize) Java objects as well as primitive data types (int, byte, char etc.). The data can later be loaded using an ObjectInputStream.

Summary

Nested Classes
class ObjectOutputStream.PutField PutField is an inner class to provide access to the persistent fields that are written to the target stream. 
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Inherited Constants
From interface java.io.ObjectStreamConstants
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Inherited Fields
From interface java.io.ObjectStreamConstants
Public Constructors
ObjectOutputStream(OutputStream output)
Constructs a new ObjectOutputStream that writes to the OutputStream output.
Protected Constructors
ObjectOutputStream()
Constructs a new ObjectOutputStream.
Public Methods
void close()
Closes this stream.
void defaultWriteObject()
Default method to write objects to this stream.
void flush()
Writes buffered data to the target stream and calls the flush method of the target stream.
ObjectOutputStream.PutField putFields()
Gets this stream's PutField object.
void reset()
Resets the state of this stream.
void useProtocolVersion(int version)
Sets the specified protocol version to be used by this stream.
void write(int value)
Writes a single byte to the target stream.
void write(byte[] buffer, int offset, int length)
Writes count bytes from the byte array buffer starting at offset index to the target stream.
void writeBoolean(boolean value)
Writes a boolean to the target stream.
void writeByte(int value)
Writes a byte (8 bit) to the target stream.
void writeBytes(String value)
Writes the string value as a sequence of bytes to the target stream.
void writeChar(int value)
Writes a character (16 bit) to the target stream.
void writeChars(String value)
Writes the string value as a sequence of characters to the target stream.
void writeDouble(double value)
Writes a double (64 bit) to the target stream.
void writeFields()
Writes the fields of the object currently being written to the target stream.
void writeFloat(float value)
Writes a float (32 bit) to the target stream.
void writeInt(int value)
Writes an integer (32 bit) to the target stream.
void writeLong(long value)
Writes a long (64 bit) to the target stream.
final void writeObject(Object object)
Writes an object to the target stream.
void writeShort(int value)
Writes a short (16 bit) to the target stream.
void writeUTF(String value)
Writes a string encoded with modified UTF-8 to the target stream.
void writeUnshared(Object object)
Writes an unshared object to the target stream.
Protected Methods
void annotateClass(Class<?> aClass)
Writes optional information for class aClass to the output stream.
void annotateProxyClass(Class<?> aClass)
Writes optional information for a proxy class to the target stream.
void drain()
Writes buffered data to the target stream.
boolean enableReplaceObject(boolean enable)
Enables object replacement for this stream.
Object replaceObject(Object object)
Allows trusted subclasses to substitute the specified original object with a new object.
void writeClassDescriptor(ObjectStreamClass classDesc)
Writes a class descriptor to the target stream.
void writeObjectOverride(Object object)
Method to be overridden by subclasses to write object to the target stream.
void writeStreamHeader()
Writes the ObjectOutputStream header to the target stream.
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Inherited Methods
From class java.io.OutputStream
From class java.lang.Object
From interface java.io.Closeable
From interface java.io.Flushable
From interface java.io.ObjectOutput
From interface java.lang.AutoCloseable
From interface java.io.DataOutput

Public Constructors

public ObjectOutputStream (OutputStream output)

Added in API level 1

Constructs a new ObjectOutputStream that writes to the OutputStream output.

Parameters
output the non-null OutputStream to filter writes on.
Throws
IOException if an error occurs while writing the object stream header

Protected Constructors

protected ObjectOutputStream ()

Added in API level 1

Constructs a new ObjectOutputStream. This default constructor can be used by subclasses that do not want to use the public constructor if it allocates unneeded data.

Throws
IOException if an error occurs when creating this stream.

Public Methods

public void close ()

Added in API level 1

Closes this stream. Any buffered data is flushed. This implementation closes the target stream.

Throws
IOException if an error occurs while closing this stream.

public void defaultWriteObject ()

Added in API level 1

Default method to write objects to this stream. Serializable fields defined in the object's class and superclasses are written to the output stream.

Throws
IOException if an error occurs while writing to the target stream.
NotActiveException if this method is not called from writeObject().

public void flush ()

Added in API level 1

Writes buffered data to the target stream and calls the flush method of the target stream.

Throws
IOException if an error occurs while writing to or flushing the output stream.

public ObjectOutputStream.PutField putFields ()

Added in API level 1

Gets this stream's PutField object. This object provides access to the persistent fields that are eventually written to the output stream. It is used to transfer the values from the fields of the object that is currently being written to the persistent fields.

Returns
ObjectOutputStream.PutField the PutField object from which persistent fields can be accessed by name.
Throws
IOException if an I/O error occurs.
NotActiveException if this method is not called from writeObject().

public void reset ()

Added in API level 1

Resets the state of this stream. A marker is written to the stream, so that the corresponding input stream will also perform a reset at the same point. Objects previously written are no longer remembered, so they will be written again (instead of a cyclical reference) if found in the object graph.

Throws
IOException if reset() is called during the serialization of an object.

public void useProtocolVersion (int version)

Added in API level 1

Sets the specified protocol version to be used by this stream.

Parameters
version the protocol version to be used. Use a PROTOCOL_VERSION_x constant from java.io.ObjectStreamConstants.
Throws
IllegalArgumentException if an invalid version is specified.
IOException if an I/O error occurs.

public void write (int value)

Added in API level 1

Writes a single byte to the target stream. Only the least significant byte of the integer value is written to the stream. Blocks until the byte is actually written.

Parameters
value the byte to write.
Throws
IOException if an error occurs while writing to the target stream.

public void write (byte[] buffer, int offset, int length)

Added in API level 1

Writes count bytes from the byte array buffer starting at offset index to the target stream. Blocks until all bytes are written.

Parameters
buffer the buffer to write.
offset the index of the first byte in buffer to write.
length the number of bytes from buffer to write to the output stream.
Throws
IOException if an error occurs while writing to the target stream.

public void writeBoolean (boolean value)

Added in API level 1

Writes a boolean to the target stream.

Parameters
value the boolean value to write to the target stream.
Throws
IOException if an error occurs while writing to the target stream.

public void writeByte (int value)

Added in API level 1

Writes a byte (8 bit) to the target stream.

Parameters
value the byte to write to the target stream.
Throws
IOException if an error occurs while writing to the target stream.

public void writeBytes (String value)

Added in API level 1

Writes the string value as a sequence of bytes to the target stream. Only the least significant byte of each character in the string is written.

Parameters
value the string to write to the target stream.
Throws
IOException if an error occurs while writing to the target stream.

public void writeChar (int value)

Added in API level 1

Writes a character (16 bit) to the target stream.

Parameters
value the character to write to the target stream.
Throws
IOException if an error occurs while writing to the target stream.

public void writeChars (String value)

Added in API level 1

Writes the string value as a sequence of characters to the target stream.

Parameters
value the string to write to the target stream.
Throws
IOException if an error occurs while writing to the target stream.

public void writeDouble (double value)

Added in API level 1

Writes a double (64 bit) to the target stream.

Parameters
value the double to write to the target stream.
Throws
IOException if an error occurs while writing to the target stream.

public void writeFields ()

Added in API level 1

Writes the fields of the object currently being written to the target stream. The field values are buffered in the currently active PutField object, which can be accessed by calling putFields().

Throws
IOException if an error occurs while writing to the target stream.
NotActiveException if there are no fields to write to the target stream.

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public void writeFloat (float value)

Added in API level 1

Writes a float (32 bit) to the target stream.

Parameters
value the float to write to the target stream.
Throws
IOException if an error occurs while writing to the target stream.

public void writeInt (int value)

Added in API level 1

Writes an integer (32 bit) to the target stream.

Parameters
value the integer to write to the target stream.
Throws
IOException if an error occurs while writing to the target stream.

public void writeLong (long value)

Added in API level 1

Writes a long (64 bit) to the target stream.

Parameters
value the long to write to the target stream.
Throws
IOException if an error occurs while writing to the target stream.

public final void writeObject (Object object)

Added in API level 1

Writes an object to the target stream.

Parameters
object the object to write to the target stream.
Throws
IOException if an error occurs while writing to the target stream.

See also:

public void writeShort (int value)

Added in API level 1

Writes a short (16 bit) to the target stream.

Parameters
value the short to write to the target stream.
Throws
IOException if an error occurs while writing to the target stream.

public void writeUTF (String value)

Added in API level 1

Writes a string encoded with modified UTF-8 to the target stream.

Parameters
value the string to write to the target stream.
Throws
IOException if an error occurs while writing to the target stream.

public void writeUnshared (Object object)

Added in API level 1

Writes an unshared object to the target stream. This method is identical to writeObject, except that it always writes a new object to the stream versus the use of back-referencing for identical objects by writeObject.

Parameters
object the object to write to the target stream.
Throws
IOException if an error occurs while writing to the target stream.

See also:

Protected Methods

protected void annotateClass (Class<?> aClass)

Added in API level 1

Writes optional information for class aClass to the output stream. This optional data can be read when deserializing the class descriptor (ObjectStreamClass) for this class from an input stream. By default, no extra data is saved.

Parameters
aClass the class to annotate.
Throws
IOException if an error occurs while writing to the target stream.

protected void annotateProxyClass (Class<?> aClass)

Added in API level 1

Writes optional information for a proxy class to the target stream. This optional data can be read when deserializing the proxy class from an input stream. By default, no extra data is saved.

Parameters
aClass the proxy class to annotate.
Throws
IOException if an error occurs while writing to the target stream.

protected void drain ()

Added in API level 1

Writes buffered data to the target stream. This is similar to flush but the flush is not propagated to the target stream.

Throws
IOException if an error occurs while writing to the target stream.

protected boolean enableReplaceObject (boolean enable)

Added in API level 1

Enables object replacement for this stream. By default this is not enabled. Only trusted subclasses (loaded with system class loader) are allowed to change this status.

Parameters
enable true to enable object replacement; false to disable it.
Returns
boolean the previous setting.

protected Object replaceObject (Object object)

Added in API level 1

Allows trusted subclasses to substitute the specified original object with a new object. Object substitution has to be activated first with calling enableReplaceObject(true). This implementation just returns object.

Parameters
object the original object for which a replacement may be defined.
Returns
Object the replacement object for object.
Throws
IOException if any I/O error occurs while creating the replacement object.

protected void writeClassDescriptor (ObjectStreamClass classDesc)

Added in API level 1

Writes a class descriptor to the target stream.

Parameters
classDesc the class descriptor to write to the target stream.
Throws
IOException if an error occurs while writing to the target stream.

protected void writeObjectOverride (Object object)

Added in API level 1

Method to be overridden by subclasses to write object to the target stream.

Parameters
object the object to write to the target stream.
Throws
IOException if an error occurs while writing to the target stream.

protected void writeStreamHeader ()

Added in API level 1

Writes the ObjectOutputStream header to the target stream.

Throws
IOException if an error occurs while writing to the target stream.