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ByteOrder

public final class ByteOrder
extends Object

java.lang.Object
   ↳ java.nio.ByteOrder


A typesafe enumeration for byte orders.

Summary

Fields

public static final ByteOrder BIG_ENDIAN

Constant denoting big-endian byte order.

public static final ByteOrder LITTLE_ENDIAN

Constant denoting little-endian byte order.

Public methods

static ByteOrder nativeOrder()

Retrieves the native byte order of the underlying platform.

String toString()

Constructs a string describing this object.

Inherited methods

From class java.lang.Object

Fields

BIG_ENDIAN

added in API level 1
ByteOrder BIG_ENDIAN

Constant denoting big-endian byte order. In this order, the bytes of a multibyte value are ordered from most significant to least significant.

LITTLE_ENDIAN

added in API level 1
ByteOrder LITTLE_ENDIAN

Constant denoting little-endian byte order. In this order, the bytes of a multibyte value are ordered from least significant to most.

Public methods

nativeOrder

added in API level 1
ByteOrder nativeOrder ()

Retrieves the native byte order of the underlying platform.

This method is defined so that performance-sensitive Java code can allocate direct buffers with the same byte order as the hardware. Native code libraries are often more efficient when such buffers are used.

Returns
ByteOrder The native byte order of the hardware upon which this Java virtual machine is running

toString

added in API level 1
String toString ()

Constructs a string describing this object.

This method returns the string "BIG_ENDIAN" for BIG_ENDIAN and "LITTLE_ENDIAN" for LITTLE_ENDIAN.

Returns
String The specified string

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