In this tutorial, we will discuss about the limit of buffer. The ByteBuffer class
is a container for handling primitive data type. The Limit() method is returns the limit of the
buffer. The ByteBuffer class is available in java.nio package.
In this example, we will
compute the limit of buffer in write and read mode. In the
writing mode the limit of buffer will be capacity of buffer, and in read mode the limit of
buffer is how much data you can read. The method allocate( int capacity) creates a new
byte buffer. The FileChannel class creates a channel for reading, and writing file. The
channel can read write both, but stream can either read-only or write-only. The getChannel
method of FileInputStream class returns the channel associated with this file input stream.
The read() method of FileChannel class fills byte buffer created by using allocate() method.
About ByteBuffer API:
The java.nio.ByteBuffer class extends java.nio.Buffer class. It provides the following methods:
|static ByteBuffer||allocate( int capacity)||The allocate() method create a byte buffer of specified capacity.|
|int||limit()||The limit() method returns the limit of buffer in read or wrirte mode.|
Limit of buffer at writing mode : 48
Limit of buffer at reading mode : 17
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