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  1. #1
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    Jun 2013

    Print byte array as string array in J2ME

    In my mobile application , i am reading a text file using byte array , that file contains


    i am storing this data in a string array(TotalFiles) i want to print the contains of file line by line(if i print TotalFiles[1], it should print Add.java) but it prints null, if i print TotalFiles[0] it prints Add.java Scan.java Vir.txt
    , why it is not printing TotalFiles[1]=Scan.txt ,i am new to J2ME , any help would be great. my code is here

    try {
    String updateFile="file:///root1/rs/update.txt";
    FileConnection textFile = (FileConnection) Connector.open(updateFile,Connector.READ);
    InputStream fis = textFile.openInputStream();
    byte[] b = new byte[1024];
    length = fis.read(b, 0, 1024);
    if (length > 0) {
    textBox.setString(new String(b, 0, length));
    TotalFiles[length]=new String(b,0,length);
    String h=new String(b);
    } catch (IOException ex) {


  2. #2
    Nokia Developer Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Oslo, Norway

    Re: Print byte array as string array in J2ME

    Java InputStream.read does not split strings by line breaks or anything. It is actually reading a byte array, so it does not even care about that the file actually contains text or binary data.
    It is up to you to split 'h' along the line breaks, String.indexOf and String.substring are the methods which you may find useful.
    Note that indexing of arrays starts with 0, so the 1st line (Add.java) will end up in TotalFiles[0] at the end.

  3. #3
    Regular Contributor
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    Dec 2012

    Re: Print byte array as string array in J2ME

    If you are trying to open and display the contents of a file which will be included in the root of your JAR,try this approach.
    try {
                int chars, i = 0;
                InputStream is = getClass().getResourceAsStream("/Scan.txt");
                StringBuffer sb = new StringBuffer();
                while ((chars = is.read()) != -1) {
                        // System.out.print((char)chars);
                        sb.append((char) chars);
             catch (Exception e) {

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